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100 1 Reid, Megan,|eauthor.
245 10 Althea Gibson :|bthe story of tennis' fleet-of-foot girl /
|cwritten by Megan Reid ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.
250 First edition
264 1 New York, York :|bBalzar + Bray, an imprint of
300 1 volume (unpaged) :|bcolor illustrations ;|c29 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (page ).
520 Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless
athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn't sit still! When she
put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme
at every sport--stickball with the boys, basketball with
the girls, paddle tennis with anyone who would hit with
her. But being the quickest, tallest, most fearless player
in Harlem wasn't enough for Althea. She knew she could be
a tennis champion. Because of segregation, black people
weren't allowed to compete against white people in sports.
Althea didn't care. She just wanted to play tennis against
the best athletes in the world. And with skill and
determination, she did just that, eventually becoming the
first black person--man or woman--to win a trophy at
600 10 Gibson, Althea,|d1927-2003|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 African American women tennis players|vBiography|vJuvenile
650 0 Women tennis players|vBiography|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Tennis players|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 African American women|vBiography|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 African Americans|vBiography|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Women|vBiography|vJuvenile literature.