Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823419265
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 06/07/2007
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Karen Deans has worked as a journalist and is also a muralist, illustrator, fine artist, and entrepreneur. This is her first book for children. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and three children. Surprised when she was unable to find biographies of many of the women she admired to share with her daughter, Karen decided to write one of her own.

Elbrite Brown is an illustrator, fine artist, and high school art teacher whose home is in Pennsylvania. His illustrations for My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox won him a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. While doing research on Althea Gibson, he went to tennis matches and studied photographs and videos of the great star in action. He came to feel that Althea Gibson was as graceful as a ballerina and tried to capture just the right sense of movement in this book.

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