Playing To Win: The Story Of Althea Gibson
Karen Deans (A) and Elbrite Brown (ILT)
List Price: $16.95 (Hardcover - Biography / Women Tennis - 2007)
Description: 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. (32 pgs) Ages 7+
Ashay says, äóìAlthea Gibson was a pioneer in women sports. On the tennis court she experienced racism even when she was winning. But she proved you cant keep a good woman down and exelled anyway. By keeping her focus and her dreams front and center, she opened the door for Arthur Ashe and Venus and Serena. Three cheers for Althea Gibson and many thanks. Must have for the library and classroom."
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 11.2 x 0.4 inches
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