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Arthur Ashe: Young Tennis Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans)

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Childhood of Famous Americans

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Aladdin
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Rosa Cline
Mar 22, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
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This comes from the Childhood of famous Americans series. This is the second book I've read out of this series and although it's a child's book (more for older elementary-middle school children) I have found them very interesting. Just like reading this one, I had never heard of Arthur Ashe or what he has done for the sport of tennis but mostly for the black community. The writer starts when young Arthur is just a tiny young boy and talks about his childhood and what he has to endure especially ...more
Feb 09, 2015 Aloo rated it it was amazing
When Arthur Ashe was a kid, he found his dad's tennis racquet and started to play at age 6. He watched this really good player called Ronald Charity. His mom passed away while trying to give birth. The baby died too. Arthur Ashe spent most of his time learning tennis. He alswyas focused on what his coach said. He won lots of tournaments. When he was sixteen he went to this tennis camp and that place was 100 miles away from Richmond. He did not behave well for a couple of months and then his dad ...more
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