Playing to Win

Playing to Win Cover

Playing to Win

The Story of Althea Gibson

By Karen Deans; Elbrite Brown (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823419265, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

As a child in Harlem in the 1930s, Althea Gibson discovered she was a natural at tennis. But it was a sport played mostly by wealthy white people in country clubs that excluded African Americans. Althea was not deterred and set about becoming a barrier-breaking, world-famous athlete. Full color.