Launch For Althea Gibson Bio by Megan Reid (NOLITA)

Join us for the launch of this spirited picture book biography about Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Open tennis champion, from author Megan Reid and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning illustrator Laura Freeman. Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl chronicles this trailblazing athlete’s journey—and the talent, force of spirit, and energy that made it possible for her to break barriers and ascend to the top of the tennis world. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. Best for ages 4 to 10. Free. 

Althea Gibson

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 11:30am

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