is the author of NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SIT STILL , AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY MOTH, SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER, and ANNE and HER TOWER OF GIRAFFES (Kids Can Press, 2022).
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SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER
“Each page is alive with movement, joy, and vibrance.”—School Library Journal
"Illuminating and inspiring”—Kirkus Reviews
“Gray's picture-book biography takes another tack, focusing on Serena as the youngest of five sisters, all of whom inspire her. It's a unique way to make Serena's superstardom relatable.”—Booklist
Before Serena Williams became one of the biggest names in sports, she was the littlest of five girls in her family. While sharing a room and playing tennis with her older sisters, Serena had to figure out how to be her own person—on and off the court. This empowering biography showcases the rise of the youngest Williams sister and how her family played a part in her path to becoming the strong woman and star athlete she is today.
Bold, colorful illustrations highlight the tight sisterhood and tennis action of Serena’s childhood and teenage years. This true story about a tennis icon will inspire littlest siblings everywhere to forge their own path and leave their mark.
Illustrated by Monica Ahanonu, SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER is published by PageStreet Kids.
AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY MOTH2018
NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN'T SIT STILL2016
Press and Media Mentions
- Gray debuts with a picture book biography of phenomenal Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, the star of the 1976 Olympic Games. . . . The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci’s childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil."—Publishers Weekly
- "Gray's narrative is as sprightly as a gymnast's back flips. . . . Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements."—Kirkus Reviews