On sale date: September 21, 2014
This popular graphic biography of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, Roberto Clemente, is now in paperback.
Now available for the first time in paperback, Wilfred Santiago’s instant classic 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is a human drama of courage, faith, and dignity, inspired by the life of the acclaimed Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star who died too young. 21 chronicles Clemente’s life from his early days growing up, through the highlights of his career, capturing the grit of his rise from an impoverished Puerto Rican childhood to the majesty of his performance on the field, and to his fundamental decency off of it. Santiago’s inviting style combines realistic attention to detail and expressive cartooning to great effect.
"Santiago's graphic novel captures the talent of Clemente the baseball player while also showcasing and illuminating the many simple and human qualities of the man that forged him into an honest and authentic hero. 21's complex yet accessible narrative and profound artwork make it a swift and affecting experience..." — Kyle Davis - Call to the Pen
"It's not just the subject matter that's a winner here. Santiago has a knack for simplicity in his storytelling approach, and in a medium that's often beset by needless complexity, that's a rare gift." — Tim Reinert - Four Colours & the Truth
- Paperback / Softback
- Full color
- 6" × 7.8"