Sisters
Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players—and sisters—Venus and Serena Williams.Before they were famous tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams were sisters with big dreams growing up in Compton, California. In the early mornings, they head to the tennis courts, clean up debris, and practice. They compete in their first tournament and they both win. From there, the girls’ trophy collection grows and grows. Despite adversity and health challenges, the sisters become two of the greatest tennis players of all time. This inspiring story of sisterhood, hard work, and determination is perfect for budding athletes or any young reader with a big dream.

Sisters Details

TitleSisters
Author
ReleaseApr 2nd, 2019
PublisherBeach Lane Books
ISBN-139781534431218
Rating
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Biography, Childrens, Picture Books, Family, Nonfiction

Sisters Review

  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the illustrations, especially for their depiction of the sisters' age progression and the glorious use of color! Their dedication to playing tennis and abiding love for one another truly shine through.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    All the good chills. I am always in awe of these women, but Jeanette Winter presents their story in such a beautiful, yet to the point way, that highlights what these sisters have accomplished.
  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Biography of Venus and Serena Williams for elementary level readers.Information presented from childhood through illnesses to returning to the courts to compete again.Soft focused illustrations support the text.
  • Annese
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the illustrations, but no to the text. This is one of those books you immediately gravitate to because the cover is amazing, then you are ultimately underwhelmed by the actual story. To me, it felt like a very fluffed, stereotypical overview of their rise to stardom. I wanted more.
    more
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent biography of Venus & Serena Williams in picture book format.
  • wildct2003
    January 1, 1970
    Good story
  • Tracie
    January 1, 1970
    Tells the story of Venus and Serena Williams, their persistence, love for each other and how they became tennis greats.
  • Cassidy
    January 1, 1970
    This wasn't the best writing ever but I loved the story it told. Great for a read aloud with all of tennis sounds. Very inspirational. Love how it emphasized their relationship over any competition.
  • Raven Black
    January 1, 1970
    Simple, poetic book about the Williams sisters. Not a lot of background, but enough to move the story on. Winter's signature style.
  • Mary Lee
    January 1, 1970
    How they got to now.
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely brief picture book biography about the Williams sisters. Authors note or additional back matter would have bumped this up to five stars.
  • Sandy Brehl
    January 1, 1970
    There are plenty of biographic potrayals of the astounding Williams sisters, but this has several features with noting. The author/illustrator and art design team created a tall trim size, depicting a suitable vertical layout of the sisters, the courts, the action, and the power of the lives shared here. I particularly appreciated the ways in which the closeness of the sisters throughout their lives and the joy they convey thought every stage of their development (and later their setbacks and lo There are plenty of biographic potrayals of the astounding Williams sisters, but this has several features with noting. The author/illustrator and art design team created a tall trim size, depicting a suitable vertical layout of the sisters, the courts, the action, and the power of the lives shared here. I particularly appreciated the ways in which the closeness of the sisters throughout their lives and the joy they convey thought every stage of their development (and later their setbacks and long careers) was accomplished. This will work well for any age, but especially for the very young, including the emphasis on the support of their family and then their local community.
    more
Write a review