Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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When Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a child, her goal was to be the greatest athlete who ever lived. Few people come as close to their childhood goals as Babe did. She was an All-American basketball player, an Olympic gold medalist in track and field, and a championship golfer who won eighty-two amateur and professional tournaments. She also mastered tennis, played exhibition baseball, and was an accomplished diver and bowler. The Associated Press elected her Woman Athlete of the Year six times and in 1950 named her Woman Athlete of the Half Century. Babe accomplished all of this at a time when most girls and women didn't take part in these sports. This insightful and well-researched biography from Newbery medalist Russell Freedman brings to life the woman who changed the world's perception of female athletes forever-Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
 

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Contents

Breaking Barriers
9
The Worst Kid on Doucette
15
if A Texas Tomboy
25
Star of the Golden Cyclones
35
The OneWoman Team
47
Going for the Gold
55
Show Business
71
A New Sport and a New Image
89
Romance
101
Supermans Sister
117
Okay Babes Here
129
Partners 1M 13 Im Not a Quitter 151
177
A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
179
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND PICTURE CREDITS
186
INDEX
187
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Russell Freedman has received nearly every children's literature award, including the Newbery Medal, several Newbery Honors, and the Sibert Medal, as well as a National Humanities Medal and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award. He lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.

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