Cover image for Venus Williams
Venus Williams
Aronson, Virginia.
Personal Author:
[Updated edition].
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : photographs ; 25 cm.
A biography of the teenage tennis player who was ranked among the top ten women players in the world in 1998.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 2.0 30959.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
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GV994.W49 A76 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Tennis has never seen anything like Venus The hottest thing in beads, she continually makes headlines in sports pages all over the country with her highly disciplined play.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. From the Galaxy of Superstars series come these two biographies of young people whom readers will want to know about. Williams, sometimes called "the Tiger Woods of tennis," is confident and talented, and she overcame growing up in the ghetto of Compton, California, to make her mark. In this well-written book, Aronson describes how Williams' father took control of her career, making sure that her education and life came before tennis. Interwoven with her story is a history of women's tennis and a frank discussion of how players' lives have unraveled by becoming pros too early. DiCaprio is an overview of the young actor's life, with a focus on his part in Titanic. Stauffer doesn't shy away from the fact that rumors have been raised about Leonardo's sexuality. Both titles have many excellent color photographs, though rather surprisingly not on every page. No notes, but brief bibliographies, along with chronologies, are appended. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for titles on Hanson, LeAnn Rimes, and the Spice Girls (up to the minute with the defection of Ginger Spice). --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Aronson describes the growth and stardom of the first African-American woman since Althea Gibson to be ranked in the top 10 tennis players in the world. Williams's focus on the game since the age of four, under her father's careful guidance, is described in the smooth-flowing, informative text. Readers are given glimpses into Williams's playful personality and competitive drive through descriptions of events in her life on and off the court. Each chapter is highlighted with excellent-quality, full-color photographs, many of which are action shots. Career tournament statistics through the fall of 1998 are appended. Tennis fans and students interested in contemporary sports figures will find this biography a smashing success.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



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