Lesa Cline-Ransome: "Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams"

Event date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Lesa Cline RansomeLesa Cline-Ransome will share the inspirational story of two tennis legends who were fierce competitors on the courts, but close sisters above all. Join her for a storytime, Q&A and book signing to learn more about the fabulous Williams sisters!

Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Some say they’re two of the greatest athletes of all time. Before they were world famous, they were little girls with big dreams.

Six days a week they awoke before the sun came up to practice their serves and returns, to learn to run faster and hit harder. They were unstoppable. At age fourteen, Venus played her first professional match. Three years later, it was Serena’s turn. It wasn’t easy. Some tennis fans cheered for these two fresh faces, while those who were unhappy to see two black girls competing in a nearly all-white sport booed and taunted them. But they didn’t let it stop them.

“Will appeal to children and sports fans of all ages.” —Booklist (starred review)

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event [but can be made available with advance notice]. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

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