Athletes Who Made a Difference
From the Series Athletes Who Made a Difference
Working through times of setbacks and Grand Slam glory, Serena Williams has become a role model for a new generation of tennis players, and it’s all captured in this graphic biography. From an early age, Serena trained to be a force on the tennis court. Alongside her talented sister Venus, she rose up through the ranks until she was competing in—and dominating—the world’s most elite tournaments. Follow along as she amazes everyone with her powerful, strategic playing style and also speaks out against racism and sexism in the tennis world.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF062010, JNF062040, JNF054120|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||509842|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Source notes, and Table of contents|
Author: Blake Hoena
Blake Hoena has written more than one hundred books for children, including an original graphic novel series, Eek & Ack, and graphic novel retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Peter Pan. Blake lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and hundreds of comics.
Illustrator: Sam LeDoyen
Sam LeDoyen is a freelance Illustrator from the UK. Sam specializes in narrative imagery with a touch of fantasy and surrealism, and also likes to play with animation.