Game Changers

Game Changers

The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Picture Book - 2018
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"Every page is splashed with vibrant color and eye-catching patterns, and the figures of the women themselves are full of energy, speed, and tension." -- Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, [2018]
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781481476843
Branch Call Number: E 920 CL
Characteristics: 1 volume.
Additional Contributors: Ransome, James - Illustrator


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Grades K-3. Venus and Serena Williams don't just play the game of tennis-- they changed the way people thought and talked about all sports!

#2 Juvenile/Children's Nonfiction Book

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Sep 17, 2019

Bluebonnet 19-20 nominee
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