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Arthur Ashe: Of Tennis and the Human Spirit
     

Arthur Ashe: Of Tennis and the Human Spirit

by Marvin Martin
 
In this riveting biography of tennis great Arthur Ashe, readers will come to know the man he was on and off the court. Ashe fought racism in his home state of Virginia as well as South Africa, and he worked to teach tennis to inner-city youths. Throughout his remarkable life, he proved himself a gentleman and a sports hero, a devoted husband and father, and a role

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In this riveting biography of tennis great Arthur Ashe, readers will come to know the man he was on and off the court. Ashe fought racism in his home state of Virginia as well as South Africa, and he worked to teach tennis to inner-city youths. Throughout his remarkable life, he proved himself a gentleman and a sports hero, a devoted husband and father, and a role model for the world.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9Ashes work ethic and strength of character, instilled at a young age by his father, served him well throughout his life and professional career. In addition to his outstanding tennis firsts, Ashe will also be remembered for his battle with AIDS, his stance against apartheid in South Africa, his struggles against the racism he encountered professionally and personally, his patriotism, and the many tennis camps he sponsored for underprivileged children. However, the emphasis of this biography is on his many tennis accomplishments rather than on his role-model/modern-hero qualities. This book is well documented with chapter-by-chapter source notes and has an extensive index. The black-and-white photographs are well chosen and support the written text; however, one caption mixes up John McEnroe and Ashe. An additional purchase where there is a need for biographies detailing athletic prowess.Lynda Short, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531114322
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Impact Biographies Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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