Playing To Win: The Story Of Althea Gibson

ISBN-10: 0823448533
ISBN-13: 9780823448531
Author: Deans, Karen
Illustrated by: Brown, Elbrite
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Holiday House

Publication Date: January 2021

Copyright: 2005

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Q
Lexile: 890L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation

As a rebellious girl growing up in 1930s Harlem, Althea Gibson was too headstrong to let an opportunity pass her by. With her natural tennis skills and a drive to succeed, Althea became great in her sport--breaking down social barriers as an African American woman who grew to be a world-famous tennis player.
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