Game, Set, Sisters!: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

Holt. Mar. 2021. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250307408.
Gr 2-4–Sisterhood is explored in this picture book biography of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. From their early days on the broken-down tennis courts in Compton, CA to their rise as superstars, these two sisters always had each other’s backs. While the narrative explains the obstacles and successes they faced in their profession, the main focus is the strength of the bond between Venus and Serena and their three older sisters. This is a portrait of their relationship and how it impacted their lives as tennis players. The text provides an accessible introduction to the girls who became respected athletes. The colorful digital illustrations enhance the narrative structure of the text.
VERDICT 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.

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