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Game Changers : The Story Of Venus And Serena Williams

by Lesa Cline-Ransome


"This lovingly crafted picture book biography centers on the incredible bond between Venus and Serena Williams...An important selection for biography and sports collections." -- School Library Journal (starred review) "Will appeal to children and sports fans of all ages." -- Booklist (starred review) "Wife-and-husband team Cline-Ransome and Ransome celebrate tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, focusing on their formative childhoods and the way their preparation and talent fundamentally changed the game." -- The Horn Book (starred review) Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Some say they're two of the greatest athletes of all time. Before they were world famous, they were little girls with big dreams. Venus and Serena Williams. Two peas in a pod. Best friends. Sisters. Six days a week they awoke before the sun came up to practice their serves and returns, to learn to run faster and hit harder. They were unstoppable. At age fourteen, Venus played her first professional match. Three years later, it was Serena's turn. It wasn't easy. Some tennis fans cheered for these two fresh faces, while those who were unhappy to see two black girls competing in a nearly all-white sport booed and taunted them. But they didn't let it stop them. With vibrant mixed media art, nonfiction superstars Lesa Cline-Ransome and Coretta Scott King Honor winner James E. Ransome share the inspirational story of two tennis legends who were fierce competitors on the courts, but close sisters above all.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2018
ISBN-13 9781481476843
ISBN-10 148147684X
Class Copyright
Publisher Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Subject Sports & Recreation
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 48
Language ENG
Shelf No. NB725
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-8
Lexile 1030L
Curriculums Chicago Skyline Trademarks