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Althea Gibson : the story of tennis' fleet-of-foot girl / written by Megan Reid ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

Reid, Megan, (author.). Freeman, Laura (Illustrator), (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J EARLY 921 GIBSON (Text) 33892100667493 Children's Early Non-Fiction Book None 03/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062851093
  • ISBN: 0062851098
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, York : Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (page [34]).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003 > Juvenile literature.
African American women tennis players > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women tennis players > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Tennis players > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003.
Tennis players.
African American women > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Genre: Picture books.
Biographies.

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