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September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Lori Dubbin

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Date:
September 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

Books & Books presents…

AN EVENING WITH LORI DUBBIN

reading from

Perfect Match: The Story of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton

(Kar-Ben Publishing, $19.99)

Thursday, September 12, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is proud to present Lori Dubbin, who will be reading from her new book, Perfect Match: The Story of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton (Kar-Ben Publishing, $19.99).

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the evening of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

 

When Althea Gibson first dreamed of joining the big American tennis leagues, she was denied because she was Black. Angela Buxton dreamed of joining the best tennis clubs in Britain, but she was rejected because she was Jewish. When Angela heard that Althea was coming to Britain to compete, she skipped school to see the match. If Althea didn’t let hatred stop her from playing the game she loved, Angela wouldn’t either. At the French Championships in 1956, Angela told Althea about her dream of winning Wimbledon with a doubles partner. To win as a team, they would have to stick to their strengths together. And they did.

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About the Author:

Lori Dubbin is a writer and former early childhood educator. She enjoys researching and writing about people just outside the framework of history who have made extraordinary contributions to the world and who model kindness, compassion, and perseverance for young readers. When Lori isn’t researching or writing, she likes taking walks, solving crossword puzzles, and reading with her grandson. Her children’s picture book, Perfect Match, The Story of Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton is a Junior Library Guild Selection.