Playing from the Heart with Coco Gauff

From the Series Teen Strong

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, 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
Copyright 2022
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Brand Full Tilt Fast Reads
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007100, JNF007120, JNF054120
Dewey 796.342
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 860
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Fast facts, Index, Table of contents, and Timeline

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.