- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Jp) (April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0618449132
- ISBN-13: 978-0618449132
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
Grade 7 Up–The sisters and tennis players extraordinaire give teens advice on everyday living, showing them how to aim high and reach their goals. The 10 rules for success include building a "dream team" (people who support your goals), doing well in school, learning self-respect, valuing friendships, taking care of yourself emotionally and physically, obtaining financial security, and overcoming setbacks. The final chapter discusses the virtues of volunteerism and charity. A color photo appears on every spread. The two women speak candidly about their personal experiences, revealing the values, attitudes, and regimens that worked for them. Never preachy and always practical, this is a welcome addition to most collections.–Ajoke' T. I. Kokodoko, Oakland Public Library, CA
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Gr. 5-8. Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams take their lessons from the sport and offer them as advice to readers. In a casual tone, the well-organized book tackles topics such as building your dream, respecting yourself, staying in school, picking the right friends, and taking care of your money. Sometimes point-by-point help is offered (to build your dream, get your parents in your corner; to build your knowledge, be your own fan). With the help of cowriter Hilary Beard, the sisters come across as friendly, capable, and interested in their audience. Readers get a look into the girls' personal lives and their relationships with their families and each other. What makes this book so enticing is its attractive layout: lots of crisp, color photographs and design elements such as starbursts and silhouettes in different colors. Information about how to get involved with charitable organizations completes the package. Ilene Cooper
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What can one say -- 'perfecto" of course Serena is my favorite, and throw in Venus. I'm forever grateful. ThanksPublished 4 months ago by NancyEliz Maldonado
this is a very positive and motivating book for pre teens and teens. It applies to real world issues and not necessarily focusing on tennis. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tiffany