Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe
By Crystal Hubbard
Illustrated by Kevin Belford
Hardcover: out of stock
Six Pack: $71.70
From the start, Arthur Ashe was an unlikely tennis player. As a young boy growing up in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1940s, he was small and skinny—and barred from most tennis courts because he was black. Still, Arthur was drawn to the game and began to play wherever he could.
With patience, hard work, and humility, Arthur pursued his dream. Defeating player after player, match after match, he blazed a path on the once all-white tennis courts, becoming the first African American man to win a Grand Slam tournament and the top-ranked tennis player in the world. Throughout his career, Arthur Ashe fought to overcome adversity, opening doors in his sport and promoting human rights.
Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe is a heartfelt, action-packed tribute to one of the most compelling athletes and humanitarians of the twentieth century. An example of quiet grace and dignity on and off the tennis court, Arthur Ashe set a shining example for us all.
Check out the Arthur Ashe lesson plan courtesy of the Library of Virginia.
About the Creators
is a sports buff and full-time writer. Her children’s books have received honors such as Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year and ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project. Hubbard lives in Missouri with her husband and their four children.
is an illustrator and a fine artist whose work has been featured in books, newspapers, magazines, and advertisements. An avid music fan, he is the author and illustrator of Devil at the Confluence: The Pre-War Blues Music of St. Louis, Missouri, a coffee table book about blues greats from the 1920s and 1930s. Belford lives in Missouri and can be found on the Web at kevinbelford.com.
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781620143377
Notable Children's Book
Story Telling World Award
Interest Level:Grades 2 - 6
Reading Level:Grades 4 - 5
Nonfiction, Middle Grade, United States History, Sports, Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Occupations, Mentors, History, Heroism, Families, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, Civil Rights Movement, African/African American Interest, Biography/Memoir, Sports History, Integrity/Honesty , Leadership, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Self Control/Self Regulation, Pride, Courage, Empathy/Compassion, Fathers, Friendship, Informational Text, Kindness/Caring, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Protest
Part of These Collections
African American English Collection Grades 3-6, African American English Collection High School, African American English Collection Middle School, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School, Athletes and Sports, Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6, Biography and Memoir Middle School, Black History Collection, Grades 7-12, Black History Collection, Grades 3-6, Diverse Background English Collection Middle School, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level U, Summer Olympics Collection, Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Collection, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), Fluent English, Persistence and Determination Collection, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades 6-8, Pedro Noguera Reluctant Readers Collection , Fluent Dual Language , Social Activism Collection, Social Activism Collection Grades 3-5 Black History Paperback Collection,