Nothing but Trouble

Nothing but Trouble

The Story of Althea Gibson

Book - 2007
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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, born in 1927, was the first African American ever to compete in and win the Wimbledon Cup. Sue Stauffacher's lively text, paired with vibrant paintings by artist Greg Couch, captures the exuberance, ambition, and triumph of this remarkable woman. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375934087
0375934081
9780375834080
0375834087
Branch Call Number: j B GIBSON A
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

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LMcShaneCLE Oct 16, 2014

This is a beautiful biography with illustrations that capture the energy of an American hero.

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