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Game changers : the story of Venus and Serena Williams / written by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by James E. Ransome.

Cline-Ransome, Lesa, (author.). Ransome, James, (illustrator.).

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  • 60 of 61 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library J 796.342 CLI (Text to phone) 33625122941862 Summer Reading Available -

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General Note:
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Venus Williams -- Serena Williams.
Summary, etc.:
Shares the story of the sisters and tennis stars, including their special relationship as sisters and best friends, their constant training as children, and their incredible success in professional tennis.
Two peas in a pod. Best friends. Above all: sisters. Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Some say they are two of the greatest athletes of all time. Before they were world famous, they were little girls with big dreams. 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. This is the inspiring stoy of two athletes who were competitors on the court, but sisters above all. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 4-8.
Grades: K to Grade 3.
1030L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 6.0 0.5.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2021.
Bluebonnet Nominee 2019-2020.
Subject: Williams, Venus, 1980- > Juvenile literature.
Williams, Serena, 1981- > Juvenile literature.
African American women tennis players > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Tennis players > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Williams, Venus, 1980-
Williams, Serena, 1981-
African American women tennis players.
Tennis players.
Women > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Nonfiction.
Biographies.

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