" A great story for children, with beautiful illustrations. Another fine example of how to use real people and real events to tell a story as good as any fictional one. " Joel Simon said.
" This is an excellent picture book biography. I don't know that it's subject was reflected in such a positive light, but the research was thorough and the writing was strong. " Matthew said.
" Awesome!!! Story of compassion and transformation. " Amy Cobbs said.
" This book does a nice job highlighting Althea Gibson's determination to become what she wanted to be. The use of color on the pages brings her activity to light in a vivid way. " Karen Bessin said.
" TennisFirst African-American to win the Wimbledon CupHarlem " Tracy said.
" This was such an interesting book about the first African-American woman to win Wimbledon. It's a great book for kids. The "Nothing But Trouble" is a common refrain throughout the book, but then you see that she is much more than that. The illustrations are beautiful, and Althea Gibson is always surrounded by rainbow swishes of color. Davey really enjoyed this book, and we did too. I am learning so much from these great nonfiction children's books! " Christina Potter Bieloh said.
" I love how the text and illustration are intertwined. The rainbow of energy surrounding Althea Gibson through activities in her life is brilliant. Book contains author's note with biographical detail, as well as endpaper decorated with tennis balls that bounce through chronology of her life in sports. The last ball is her retirement in 1958. Now to seek out the info about the second half of her life. " Deb said.
" Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson is the story of the childhood of Ms. Gibson, who grew up to become the first African American to win the Wimbledon. Althea didn't pay enough attention in class, was always running, and stayed out late, and all of the adults said she was nothing but trouble. But she grew up to be nothing but trouble for her opponents. The story is wonderful and the illustrations, done by Greg Couch, are magnificent. " Mimo said.