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On the Court with... Venus and Serena Williams Paperback – June 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316138142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316138147
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,377,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 4-6. This latest addition to the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf series covers the dual careers of Venus and Serena Williams, setting their place in tennis history, a topic that is well explored. The book focuses primarily on the older Venus, but follows both women from early childhood through 2001 wins. The women are presented as strong, well-educated people devoted to their families and proud of their accomplishments. Controversial topics are discussed, including the role their father has played in their careers and the positive and negative effects race has had on the sisters' popularity and the responsibility they feel because of who they are. Detailed scenes of actual tennis matches will seem long to those more interested in the biographical information. An inset of black-and-white photos captures the women's appeal. Stats and time lines are included. Marta Segal
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By alexandra Derubeis on March 24, 2014
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Excellent! !!I love how it's not only about tennis, but their lives as young women as well :)
On of the best auto bios ever!
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