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9781883740023

Dreams of Wimbledon

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  • ISBN-13: 9781883740023
  • ISBN: 1883740029
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Publisher: Pebble Beach Press, Limited

AUTHOR

Wojciechowska, Maia, Karsky, A. K.

SUMMARY

Newbery Award winning author, Maia Wojciechowska writes this time about her favorite sport, tennis. At one time Maia was the Junior Tennis Champion in Poland. Her lifelong love of the game transcends this story of a girl from Harlem into a real life front page drama. Kisha, orphaned at an early age, lives on the streets of New York. She witnesses much of the violence we all read about & abhor. Kisha is different from the rest of the street kids, she has a DREAM. The dream is winning Wimbledon, the most important tennis tournament in the world. Kisha's role model is Althea Gibson, the only black woman to ever win Wimbledon, the U.S. Championship & the World Professional Championship. This dream & a few lucky breaks take her out of the asphalt jungle & onto center court, where she faces her best friend in the final, a white girl. It's a pleasure to read this true to life story; we all have similar problems overcoming obstacles in life. However, the fulfillment of our "Dreams", be they large or small, is probably the most important accomplishment for our self-esteem. This truly inspirational book is devoid of racial overtones. Blacks are treated as whites, the author believes that this is the way it is supposed to be in real life. After all, we are Americans & that means equality. To order: Pebble Beach Press, Ltd., 1-800-372-5559.Wojciechowska, Maia is the author of 'Dreams of Wimbledon', published 1996 under ISBN 9781883740023 and ISBN 1883740029.

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