Nothing but trouble: the story of Althea Gibson

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Alfred A. Knopf,
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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.
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title_display Nothing but trouble : the story of Althea Gibson
title_full Nothing but trouble : the story of Althea Gibson / by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by Greg Couch
title_short Nothing but trouble :
title_sub the story of Althea Gibson