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Young Arthur Ashe brave champion
Dexter, Robin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Mahwah, N.J.] : Troll Associates, [1996]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.).
A brief biography of the African American tennis champion who died of AIDS in 1993.
General Note:
Accompanying book illustrated by R.W. Alley.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 44076.
Added Author:
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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Material Type
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Frank E. Merriweather Library GV994.A7 D49 1996 TEXT Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Especially for beginning readers, this biography series has large, colorful illustrations and easy-to-read texts, focusing on the childhood years of famous men and women.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. From the First Start Biography series, these visually appealing books feature the lives of prominent African Americans. Each book introduces the person's childhood and background as well as later achievements and significance. Although the implication that Rosa Parks took the first step in fighting segregation is misleading, the books do a good job of showing young children the day-to-day effects of segregation. Parks shows the difference between schools for white children and black children in the 1920s. Ashe mentions the segregated parks and tennis tournaments that were part of southern life in the 1950s. A full-color illustration appears on every page of the books. The styles vary from one book to another, but the illustrators show a level of artistic competence and a sensitivity to child appeal unusual in a biography series. Check the Series Roundup, this issue, for books on Frederick Douglass, Reggie Jackson, and Thurgood Marshall. --Carolyn Phelan

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