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9780375934087

Nothing but Trouble The Story of Althea Gibson

Nothing but Trouble The Story of Althea Gibson
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  • Comments: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780375934087
  • ISBN: 0375934081
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books

AUTHOR

Stauffacher, Sue, Couch, Greg

SUMMARY

ALTHEA IS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! Everyone agrees: her mama, her daddy, her teacher, even the policeman. But when Buddy Walker, the play leader on Althea's street in Harlem, watches her play paddle tennis, he sees something more: pure possibility. Buddy buys Althea her very own stringed tennis racket, and before long, she's on her way to becoming a great athlete - and to proving that she's more than just trouble. Althea Gibson, born in 1927, was the first African American ever to compete in and win the Wimbledon Cup. Sue Stauffacher's lively text, paired with vibrant paintings by artist Greg Couch, captures the exuberance, ambition, and triumph of this remarkable woman. From the Hardcover edition.Stauffacher, Sue is the author of 'Nothing but Trouble The Story of Althea Gibson', published 2007 under ISBN 9780375934087 and ISBN 0375934081.

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