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Megan Reid - book author

Megan Reid is the author of books: Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl, $9 Therapy Book, Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, Sting: The Quiz Book from The Police about Dune to the Grammy Awards, Intersections: Women's and Gender Studies in Review across Disciplines (Issue 8, Gender & Health), Intersections: Women's and Gender Studies in Review across Disciplines (Issue 7, Performing Gender)

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A spirited picture book biography about Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Open tennis champion, from debut author Megan Reid and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning illustrator Laura Freeman. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Althea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn’t sit still! When she put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme at every sport—stickball with the boys, basketball with the girls, paddle tennis with anyone who would hit with her.

But being the quickest, tallest, most fearless player in Harlem wasn’t enough for Althea. She knew she could be a tennis champion.

Because of segregation, black people weren’t allowed to compete against white people in sports. Althea didn’t care. She just wanted to play tennis against the best athletes in the world. And with skill and determination, she did just that, eventually becoming the first black person—man or woman—to win a trophy at Wimbledon.

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl chronicles this trailblazing athlete’s journey—and the talent, force of spirit, and energy that made it possible for her to break barriers and ascend to the top of the tennis world.
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A tongue-in-cheek collection of the tips, tricks, and recipes that will fix your life without busting your budget.

$9 Therapy Book proves that it’s possible to take self-care seriously without taking yourself too seriously.

Self-professed lifestyle gurus Nick Greene and Megan Reid know that sometimes it takes as little as spending nine dollars on an act of self-care to turn your day around. While working their first, low-paying jobs out of school, Nick and Meg learned to spend wisely—and fabulously—and firmly came to believe in the radical potential of simple pleasures. In $9 Therapy Book, they use their hard-won wisdom to show how small, inexpensive treats can elevate your adulting game: whether it’s mindfully repotting a plant to finally drinking from a decent wine glass (even if you can afford only one), to recipes you’ll actually want to cook, to design tips to make even the tiniest spaces look like Instagram-bait.

With enthusiasm and sass, (and featuring 30 colorful illustrations), $9 Therapy Book brings together the lifehacks and mini-upgrades that encourage you to make your life a little bit easier, a little bit less stressful, a little bit better, a little more loving toward yourself and the humans around you.
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You´re the biggest Fan of Sting and you wanna prove your knowledge? Then it is time to take the challenge, with a unique Quiz-Book of your personal music idol.

200 questions to show everyone that you´re an expert of Sting:

Which Sting CD was the first one to publish in this format?
How many Sting Best of LPs are released until today?
In which year did Sting and Shaggy release their common album?

And? Do you know the answers? These and many more questions are about to be answered by you. Establish yourself as an expert in conversations with music connoisseurs. Impress your friends and family and show them, how much you know and understand about music. Even you will have a lot of new insights!

Additionally, you will learn about the history of quizzes. All the different formats, that was invented - from the early Parlor Games and TV Shows, to nowadays Magazines, Videogames and Apps.

The quiz is one of the most popular entertainments. Because everybody wanna satisfy their thirst of knowledge. Luckily an addiction with positive consequences.

Perfect for curious Quiz-Fans and the perfect present for all "STING-FANS" - this quiz will make you a master of your craft in a most enjoyable way!