Before they were famous tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams were sisters with big dreams growing up in Compton, California. In the early mornings, they head to the tennis courts, clean up debris, and practice. They compete in their first tournament and they both win. From there, the girls' trophy collection grows and grows. Despite adversity and health challenges, the sisters become two of the greatest tennis players of all time.
This inspiring story of sisterhood, hard work, and determination is perfect for budding athletes or any young reader with a big dream. Beloved author/illustrator Jeannette Winter celebrates the Williams' sisters' historic influence on the sport and the powerful bond of sisterhood in this dual biography of two tennis legends.
"Winter’s dynamic yet mannered art style lends individual scenes a feeling of visual vignette.... Winter addresses the sisters’ physical struggles and subsequent recovery as they 'practice hard and hit those bright balls on their own tennis court — concentrating like they did when they were little.' The affectionate story concludes with the two athletes embracing over the net, following one of their many matches." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Publication Date||Apr 2, 2019|
|Publisher||Beach Lane Books|