I Am Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing woman athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes greatthe traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Billie Jean King, the world champion tennis player who fought successfully for women's rights.
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Billie Jean King made it to Wimbledon at the age of seventeen.
Billie Jean King was the first woman ever named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year.
On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King played in a Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs and it is still the most watched tennis match ever.