Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Game, Set, Sisters!
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Game, Set, Sisters!

Game, Set, Sisters!

By Jay Leslie


Publication Date: March 30, 2021

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Ages 6 to 10

An uplifting picture book biography about the unwavering bond between sisters and tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams.

In 1989, two opponents faced off in their first tennis tournament. But they weren’t just rivals, they were also sisters. Sisters who would go on to become legends.

The first sisters in professional tennis ever to be ranked #1 and #2 in the world. The first sisters to both reach the top of the rankings, and do it together. The only sisters to ever win Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold medals together.

From their beginnings on a crumbling Compton tennis court to their shining achievements on the most prestigious stages, Game, Set, Sisters!: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams tells the inspirational story of two of the most beloved athletes in history and how despite being served the most challenging hardships in life—illness, family, loss, racism—they always continued to swing back stronger.

About the Author

Jay Leslie graduated from Duke University with degrees in English, international comparative studies, and religion. She has written for Issa Rae Productions and was shortlisted for Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Trust. 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.


Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Publication Date: March 30, 2021

ISBN: 9781250307408

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