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Sisters and champions : the true story of Venus and Serena Williams

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An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time, outsiders who just happen to be sisters.Everyone knows the names Venus & Serena Williams. They've become synonymous with championships, hard work, and with shaking up the tennis world. This picture book, by an award-winning sports journalist, details the sisters' journey from a barely-there tennis court in Compton, CA, to becoming the #1 ranked women in the sport of tennis.

Howard Bryant (www.HowardBryant.net) is a multi-award-winning author, sports journalist, and radio and television personality with ESPN and NPR. He is the author of the LEGENDS series for young readers; Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston; The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron; and Juicing the Game. The only two-time winner of the prestigious Casey Award for baseball writing, Howard is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, appears frequently on ESPN Radio, and is a regular contributor to NPR's Weekend Edition. Follow @hbryant42Floyd Cooper (www.floydcooper.com) always dreamed of becoming an artist, and now has illustrated dozens of books for children. He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land . . . He lives in New Jersey with his family. Follow him on Twitter @floycooper4.

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