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Venus Williams (Galaxy of Superstars) Paperback – March, 2000

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Grade 4-8-Aronson describes the growth and stardom of the first African-American woman since Althea Gibson to be ranked in the top 10 tennis players in the world. Williams's focus on the game since the age of four, under her father's careful guidance, is described in the smooth-flowing, informative text. Readers are given glimpses into Williams's playful personality and competitive drive through descriptions of events in her life on and off the court. Each chapter is highlighted with excellent-quality, full-color photographs, many of which are action shots. Career tournament statistics through the fall of 1998 are appended. Tennis fans and students interested in contemporary sports figures will find this biography a smashing success.
Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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Virginia Aronson was born in Boston and worked as a nutritionist there before turning her full attention to writing. She coauthored several nutrition books and wrote for Runner's World while working at Harvard School of Public Health. The Executive Chef at the White House then asked her to coauthor his memoir, The White House Family Cookbook. After relocating to South Florida, she broadened her focus to include writing for young readers, poetry and fiction. Virginia has published more than 30 books, over 100 poems and short stories. Visit her at

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