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Nothing But Trouble : The Story of Althea Gibson
by Sue Stauffacher and Greg Couch


Overview - Althea is nothing but trouble Everyone agrees: her mama, her daddy, her teacher, even the policeman. But when Buddy Walker, the play leader on Althea's street in Harlem, watches her play paddle tennis, he sees something more: pure possibility. Buddy buys Althea her very own stringed tennis racket, and before long, she's on her way to becoming a great athlete--and to proving that she's more than just trouble.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Althea is nothing but trouble Everyone agrees: her mama, her daddy, her teacher, even the policeman. But when Buddy Walker, the play leader on Althea's street in Harlem, watches her play paddle tennis, he sees something more: pure possibility. Buddy buys Althea her very own stringed tennis racket, and before long, she's on her way to becoming a great athlete--and to proving that she's more than just trouble.

Althea Gibson was the first African American ever to compete in and win the Wimbledon Cup. Born in 1927, she was a spirited child and became an enormously talented athlete. Sue Stauffacher's lively text, paired with vibrant paintings by artist Greg Couch, captures the exuberance, ambition, and triumph of this remarkable woman. Readers will cheer from the stands as Althea transforms from playground tomboy to Wimbledon champion.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780375865442
  • ISBN-10: 0375865446
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 10.81 x 7.69 x 0.14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Girls & Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation - Racket Sports

 
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