The Story of Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe

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Tennis is a fun game that anyone can play, but that wasn’t always true. Not that long ago, whites and blacks had to play on separate courts. One young boy, Arthur Ashe, was very skinny and gangly but was very interested in tennis. Another young black tennis player noticed and helped Arthur really improve with his game. Arthur did a lot of work himself to get better. He eventually won a championship called Wimbledon by playing the game his way.

The Story of Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe by Crystal Hubbard tells the story of Arthur Ashe in short chapters. It is part of a series of books about important people in recent history. In between the chapters of his story, the author has put information about other related subjects including apartheid, HIV/AIDS, and tennis. There are also pencil drawings throughout, but I didn’t like them very much because they weren’t very nice. The story is choppy and the chapters not about Mr. Ashe are not that interesting. This is an okay book but not really one that I would rush out to buy. It would be good for people really interested in tennis or Arthur Ashe.

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Author Crystal Hubbard • Kevin Belford, Illustrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 96 pages
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Publish Date 2018-06-05
ISBN 9781620147894
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Issue April 2019
Category Early Reader


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