Reid, Megan

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Laura Freeman. Groundbreaking tennis player Althea Gibson (1927–2003) had an outsize personality and talent to match. From playing stickball in Harlem to becoming the first African American Wimbledon champion, the book covers her perseverance (despite a quick temper and daunting racial discrimination) and eventual triumphs. A concise, clear text tells Gibson's story with verve and immediacy. Digital illustrations add color, drama, and energy. Timeline. Bib.


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