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Serena Is A Poster Girl For American Libraries

Serena Is A Poster Girl For American Libraries


Photo:ALA/Kimberly Butler By Richard Pagliaro
05/08/2003

Reading may have never looked quite so appealing to tennis fans. Serena Williams took time out from writing another championship chapter in her continuing success story on court to promote libraries and literacy as the poster girl in the American Library Association's campaign for American libraries.

The top-ranked Williams donated her time and image to the ALA's campaign by appearing in a "READ" poster and bookmark that is available for sale on the American Library Association web site or by calling (866)-SHOP ALA. The poster costs $15 ($13.50 for ALA members). A book mark bearing Williams' image is on sale for $7 ($6.30 for ALA members) or a set of celebrity bookmarks featuring Williams, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, wrestling star The Rock, Olympian Marion Jones and a member of the New York City Fire Department can be purchased for $28.

Proceeds from the sale of the poster and bookmark benefit the ALA's mission of promoting libraries, literacy and reading.

An avid reader who often carries as many books as racquets on the road with her, the smiling Grand Slam champion is pictured in the ALA poster standing on a tennis court holding the book A Raisin In The Sun in her left hand while touching the top of the net with her right hand.

"(Serena) is an avid reader and has wide appeal," said Trish Cleary, marketing manager for ALA Graphics. "We are very pleased to bring tennis to the library with Serena Williams. This READ poster will continue to be a best seller for years."

Williams joins a long list of celebrities who have posed for READ posters including actors Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Salma Hayek, Sean Connery, Antonio Banderas and Whoopi Goldberg, NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill and musicians Coolio, LL Cool J, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Melissa Etheridge and Yo-Yo Ma.
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funnie thing is, these are all HIGHLY NOTICED STARTS, not names in there that aren't "who is that"....

shows you how popular Serena is. By 2004 and Olympics. I bet its all about Serena Serena Serena!

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I've seen the pic, she looks absolutely stunning....... hot hot hot

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omg, I knew I loved Serena. I'm definitely getting that poster for my library(job).
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scratch that

I'm definitely getting that poster for my library(job).

I'm definitely getting one for myself!
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you have to click on celebrity READ.
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thats my girl

Serena u are gorgeous and smart....i u forever

wowwwwwww the pic of her is great
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I think it is great to see Serena endorsing something as important as reading to the general public. Thanks to Serena and all other celebs for doing their part to get people reading again.
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$7 dollars for a bookmark, whats the world coming to. I would kill for one of those bookmarks though.

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$7 dollars for a bookmark, whats the world coming to.
It's a fundraiser; it's like they give you a gift in thanks for your donation to a good cause.

What a great cause for Serena to support! I'm going to buy some, too.
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OMG! she looks... incredible!

good for you Serena! It's important to promote literacy.

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hey that's cute! good work Serena!
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She looks great and it's for a good cause!
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