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Game, Set, Sisters!

Game, Set, Sisters!

The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Who Did It First?

Jay Leslie; illustrations by Ebony Glenn

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


A stirring picture book biography of Venus and Serena Williams that celebrates their achievements…and their sisterhood.

This is the story of two sisters…
who took the tennis world by storm,
who achieved everything possible in the sport…and then some,
and who stood by one another through thick and thin.

Featuring illustrations by Ebony Glenn, Jay Leslie's Game, Set, Sisters! The Story of Venus and Serena Williams tells the inspirational story of two of the most beloved athletes in history. It takes us from their beginnings on a crumbling Compton tennis court to their shining achievements on the most prestigious stages and shows us that despite being served the most challenging hardships in life—illness, family, loss, racism—Venus and Serena always continued to swing back stronger.

Praise for Game, Set, Sisters!

"A strong picture book choice that features engaging artwork and an inspirational narrative. Fans of Venus and Serena Williams will be familiar with the basics of the sisters’ background but will see the importance of their sisterly bond and how it helped them overcome obstacles." —School Library Journal

"An inspiring biography of athletes, friends, partners, and sisters." —Kirkus Reviews


Reviews from Goodreads

Jay Leslie; illustrations by Ebony Glenn

Jay Leslie graduated from Duke University with degrees in English, international comparative studies, and religion. After writing for Issa Rae Productions and being shortlisted for Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Trust, she co-authored a project on James Baldwin with Duke professor Dr. Adam Hollowell. She is also the author of Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

Ebony Glenn
is the illustrator of Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins and Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles, among others. With a passion for great storytelling, she aspires to make art that will bring more beauty, wonder, and magic into people’s lives.

Jay Leslie

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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