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Game Changers : The Story of Venus and Serena Williams - by Lesa Cline-Ransome (School And Library)

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“The lively narrative…focuses on [Venus and Serena Williams’s] determination to succeed and their close relationship.” —Kirkus Reviews

“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)

The story of record-breaking tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams has something for everyone.” —BCCB

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.
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Library
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Language: English
Street Date: July 3, 2018
TCIN: 53532705
UPC: 9781481476843
Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-4453

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