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Philomel Books (2018-05-29)
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English
Themas
Children’s picture books
ZURÜCK

SISTERS AND CHAMPIONS

The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams

by Bryant, HowardCooper, Floyd

An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time, outsiders who just happen to be sisters.

Everyone knows the names Venus & Serena Williams. They've become synonymous with championships, hard work, and with shaking up the tennis world. This picture book, by an award-winning sports journalist, details the sisters' journey from a barely-there tennis court in their hometown, to becoming the #1 ranked women in the sport of tennis.

Howard Bryant is a multi-award-winning author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality with ESPN and NPR. He is the author of the LEGENDS series for young readers; Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston; The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron; and Juicing the Game. The only two-time winner of the prestigious Casey Award for baseball writing, Howard is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, appears frequently on ESPN Radio, and is a regular contributor to NPR's Weekend Edition.

Floyd Cooper always dreamed of becoming an artist, and now has illustrated dozens of books for children. He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broom wheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land . . . He lives in New Jersey with his family. Follow him on Twitter @floycooper4.

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Kommentare

"Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams" will bring the against-all-odds story of the two sisters from Compton, Calif. and their rise to the top of the sports world to a new audience of young kids. If hearing (and seeing) their story can inspire even a few more youngsters to discover the sport of tennis, it's win-win.

tennis.life/2018/02/12/new-illustrated-book-williams-sisters/

Quote: Tennis.Life

Readers will grasp the significance of Venus and Serena's accomplishments as record-breaking athletes and as individuals who struck down societal barriers to their success.

Review: Publishers Weekly

Author and sports journalist Howard Bryant scores an ace. Can we take a moment to appreciate how very much Floyd Cooper nails the women's likenesses here? It's impressive. He's a master portraitist.

www.kirkusreviews.com/features/all-family-052518/

Review: Kirkus

Here is a worthy ode to Venus and Serena Williams, the incredible sister duo who will go down in history as two of the greatest athletes of all time.

link.bookriot.com/view/5935d4f40ca9890c218b57cb7y7lt.7ng/496c86e8

Review: Book Riot

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