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Althea Gibson - Terry Barber

Althea Gibson

Author Terry Barber

  • Published: 2015-05-01
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs


This biography of Althea Gibson is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) broke the colour barrier when she played in the U.S. Open, at the age of 23. She was the first black person to win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. The account of her journey from the streets of Harlem to the courts of Wimbledon reveals her determination as a trailblazer who paved the way for future tennis players.