Playing to Win: The Story of Althea Gibson
Holiday House, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Growing up in Harlem in the 1930s, Althea Gibson became tough and rebellious. Some said she was having trouble finding her way, until she was a teenager when she discovered she had a talent for sports. In fact, Althea was a natural at tennis, but tennis was played mostly by wealthy white people in country clubs that excluded African Americans. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Althea was not deterred. Instead, she set about becoming a barrier-breaking and world-famous athlete.
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Review: Playing to Win: The Story of Althea GibsonUser Review - Nicole - Goodreads
The genre of this book is biography. The age range of this book is 8 and up. This book is about Althea Gibson who was the first African AMerican woman to win a major tennis championship. I rate this ... Read full review
Review: Playing to Win: The Story of Althea GibsonUser Review - The Library Lady - Goodreads
Story is well told. The problem is the uneven art work. The artist is quoted as saying he felt Althea Gibson was as "graceful as a ballerina" and wanted that to be reflected in the pictures. And the ... Read full review