Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Illustrated by James Ransome
Publication Date: Jul 03, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Paula Wiseman Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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Husband-and-wife duo James E. Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome collaborate to tell the inspiring story of sisters, champion athletes, and tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams.
Venus and Serena Williams. Two peas in a pod. Best friends. Sisters.
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.
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 James E. Ransome share the inspirational story of two tennis legends who were fierce competitors on the courts, but close sisters above all.
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