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Althea Gibson: Young Tennis Player (Childhood of Famous Americans)
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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies — easily read by children of eight and up — today's youngster is swept right into history.
Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player ever to compete in the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon in England. This biography focuses on Gibson's spirited childhood and highlights the traits that later made her a champion. Illustrations.
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