Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “I Didn't Know I Was Black: Growing Up Black in the White World of Tennis” as Want to Read:
I Didn't Know I Was Black: Growing Up Black in the White World of Tennis
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

I Didn't Know I Was Black: Growing Up Black in the White World of Tennis

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Steven Ryuse's book provides an interesting and insightful memoir about growing up black in the world of white tennis. A winner all the way, this book offers a universal feel as an intelligent study of racism and a thoughtful look at what it takes to succeed in sports. The author discusses his life as he grew up in a small-town white community. His initial shock of racism ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 17th 2011 by Createspace
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about I Didn't Know I Was Black, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about I Didn't Know I Was Black

Community Reviews

(showing 1-16 of 16)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Leanne
Jul 09, 2011 Leanne rated it really liked it
This book did a great job of weaving tennis pointers to real life lessons. The author beautifully tells his story of growing up playing and loving a game that is predominantly played by white people while living in a predominantly white town in Ohio. He describes how playing tennis provided him with ways of negotiating small town Ohio during volatile times, as well as, dealing with happiness and heartbreak in his personallife.
Dawn
Dawn is currently reading it
May 01, 2016
Amber
Amber added it
Mar 14, 2016
Jenny Cazzola
Jenny Cazzola marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2015
Zia
Zia marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2015
Hugo Martínez
Hugo Martínez marked it as to-read
May 22, 2015
Scott Williams
Scott Williams marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2014
Kathy Parrish
Kathy Parrish rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2013
Jig737
Jig737 rated it really liked it
Jan 30, 2014
Helen Bickell
Helen Bickell rated it really liked it
Mar 21, 2013
Meghan
Meghan marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2012
Tracey R
Tracey R rated it it was ok
Jun 20, 2012
Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2011
Maureen
Maureen marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2011
Rosa Gaerlan
Rosa Gaerlan marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2011
Miranda
Miranda marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book