Annotations for Nothing but Trouble : The Story of Althea Gibson


Baker & Taylor
Although considered a troublesome child by family and friends alike, Buddy Walker sees the raw talent of this Harlem native and decides to take her under his wing to build her tennis skills--challenging her to become a great player who eventually earns the title of the first African-American to ever play at and win the celebrated Wimbledon Cup.

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Baker & Taylor
Although considered a troublesome child by family and friends alike, Buddy Walker sees the raw talent of this Harlem native and decides to take her under his wing to build her tennis skills--challenging her to become a great player who eventually earns the title of the first African-American to ever play at and win the celebrated Wimbledon Cup.ever play at and win the celebrated Wimbledon Cup.

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Baker & Taylor
Although considered a troublesome child, Buddy Walker sees talent in Althea Gibson and decides to take her under his wing to build her tennis skills--challenging her to become a great player who eventually earns the title of the first African-American to ever play at and win the celebrated Wimbledon Cup.

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Random House, Inc.
ALTHEA IS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! Everyone agrees: her mama, her daddy, her teacher, even the policeman. But when Buddy Walker, the play leader on Althea's street in Harlem, watches her play paddle tennis, he sees something more: pure possibility. Buddy buys Althea her very own stringed tennis racket, and before long, she's on her way to becoming a great athlete - and to proving that she's more than just trouble.

Althea Gibson, born in 1927, was the first African American ever to compete in and win the Wimbledon Cup. Sue Stauffacher's lively text, paired with vibrant paintings by artist Greg Couch, captures the exuberance, ambition, and triumph of this remarkable woman.

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