In the present day we’re thrilled to disclose the duvet for The Ashe Brothers: How Arthur and Johnnie Modified Tennis Endlessly by Judy Allen Dodson, illustrated by David Wilkerson! The e-book shall be launched on December 30, 2022 by Capstone Editions. Preorder it here.
Because the 2022 US Open is about to start in late August in New York Metropolis, there isn’t any time like the current to pay homage to the good tennis participant Arthur Ashe.
In 1968, Arthur Ashe climbed to the highest of the tennis world in a time crammed with racial stress and segregation. However his success didn’t occur with out assist. Arthur’s shut relationship together with his youthful brother, Johnnie, was key to Arthur turning into the primary Black man to interrupt the colour barrier in males’s tennis.
A layered story full of affection, teamwork, and unconditional help, The Ashe Brothers tells the little-known true story behind Arthur’s Grand Slam win.
Arthur zipped round on the court docket, prepared for every shot coming his means. When he threw the ball excessive within the air—WHAM! It zoomed like a rocket over the web. However Johnnie was a rocket launcher too. He was Arthur’s built-in tennis accomplice and largest fan. And when Johnnie served the ball—WHACK! It shot by way of the air like lightning. And irrespective of the result, Arthur and Johnnie left the court docket the identical means they got here in—as brothers and greatest buddies.
Judy Allen Dodson is all about books— studying them as a librarian, preserving them as an archivist, and writing them as an creator. Her e-book, Escape from Hurricane Katrina, was a Junior Library Guild choice. Judy can also be the winner of the Society of Kids’s E-book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) On-the-Verge Rising Voices Award, the recipient of a number of North Carolina Arts Council grants, a Highlights Basis Range Fellow in Kids’s Literature, and the regional co-ambassador for The Authors Guild. Judy has a ardour for celebrating numerous kids’s literature and instructing younger readers about historical past. She lives in North Carolina along with her household. Go to her on-line at judyallendodson.com and observe her on Twitter @jadlibrarian.
David Wilkerson is a Black American illustrator who was born in Denver, Colorado, and is at the moment based mostly in Maryland. He developed a love for illustration throughout his time on the Savannah School of Artwork and Design and started his profession within the animation trade, the place he labored as a personality designer, prop designer, and background designer. David has spent the previous twenty-plus years creating probably the most genuine model of himself as doable and believes two primary issues to be true—there may be therapeutic in storytelling and that it’s the job of creatives to contribute to that trigger.