9780062851093-0062851098-Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl

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

ISBN-13: 9780062851093
ISBN-10: 0062851098
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Reid, Megan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover 40 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780062851093
ISBN-10: 0062851098
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Reid, Megan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover 40 pages

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Acknowledged authors Reid, Megan wrote Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl comprising 40 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0062851098 and 9780062851093. Since then Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A spirited picture book biography about Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Open tennis champion, from debut author Megan Reid and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning illustrator Laura Freeman.

Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn’t sit still! When she put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme at every sport—stickball with the boys, basketball with the girls, paddle tennis with anyone who would hit with her.

But being the quickest, tallest, most fearless player in Harlem wasn’t enough for Althea. She knew she could be a tennis champion.

Because of segregation, black people weren’t allowed to compete against white people in sports. Althea didn’t care. She just wanted to play tennis against the best athletes in the world. And with skill and determination, she did just that, eventually becoming the first black person—man or woman—to win a trophy at Wimbledon.

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl chronicles this trailblazing athlete’s journey—and the talent, force of spirit, and energy that made it possible for her to break barriers and ascend to the top of the tennis world.

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