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Daddy and Me: A Photo Story of Arthur Ashe and His Daughter Camera

Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne

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ISBN 10: 0679850961 / ISBN 13: 9780679850960
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1993
Used Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. SIGNED by author (Arthur Ashe's wife) and daughter on dedication page. Previous owner's tape to front and rear cover and flaps of jacket. Faint musty smell to book. Previous owner's inscription to front end-paper. Otherwise, the pages, text, and black-and-white photographs are bright and clean. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 2020678

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Title: Daddy and Me: A Photo Story of Arthur Ashe ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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The widow of tennis star Arthur Ashe, who recently died of AIDS, offers a photographic portrait of Ashe's relationship with his six-year-old daughter during his illness, accompanied by the child's reflections on living with and helping her father.

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Narrating in the voice of their daughter, now seven, the late tennis star's wife portrays the warm relationship between her husband and the little girl. The poignant, primer-simple, present-tense text tells how they read to each other, laugh and sing and pray together; Camera picks up balls when Daddy gives lessons, he washes her hair. When one isn't feeling well, the other helps--``On my bad days, when I'm sick and have to stay in, Daddy takes good care of me''; on Daddy's bad days, Camera hands him his pills and takes his temperature. She also visits him in the hospital, explaining that ``Daddy got AIDS from a blood transfusion during a heart operation.'' The focus here is Ashe's AIDS, from the child's point of view; the author and her husband conceived the book to ``give other parents a way to discuss AIDS with their young children.'' Splendid b&w photos--sometimes several on a spread--make it clear that, for this family, AIDS never hindered a loving relationship or the hugging and kissing that are natural between parent and child. ``For Camera, AIDS was simply an illness--and like any other illness, it was to be treated with compassion and support.'' A touching, and invaluable, legacy. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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