Playing from the Heart with Coco Gauff
From the Series Teen Strong
Coco Gauff was 4 years old the first time she saw Serena Williams play tennis and at age 7, she began playing tennis herself. A natural athlete, Coco quickly rose to the top of the Junior Circuit. In 2019, she defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon and became one of the most talked-about tennis players in the world. Coco has overcome frustration, anxiety, and the challenge of becoming a tennis star at a young age, making her a strong teenager.
In this book, readers will examine her life story and learn more about her athletic journey through narrative text, engaging photos, and graphics. Readers will come away inspired to work hard and be Teen Strong.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||High/Low, Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Full Tilt Press|
|Brand||Full Tilt Fast Reads|
|Imprint||Full Tilt Press|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Heather DiLorenzo Williams
Heather DiLorenzo Williams is a writer and educator with a passion for seeing readers of all ages connect with others through stories and personal experiences. Heather lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.