Billie Jean King: Tennis Star and Social Activist

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Legendary Athletes introduces readers to the people who have made significant impacts both athletically and socially. Billie Jean King: Tennis Star & Social Activist highlights Billie Jean King's childhood and rise to fame. Career highlights, battles along the way, and humanitarian contributions are also discussed. The tennis star's lasting legacy is told through informative sidebars, captivating photos, and engaging text. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

California Tomboy
Marble Wimbledon and College
Finding Love
Taking a Stand
Wanted and Unwanted Attention
Career High and Personal Low
The Organizer
Hanging Up Her Racket
Timeline
Essential Facts
Glossary
Additional Resources
Source Notes
Index
About the Author
Copyright

True to Herself

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Marty Gitlin is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written more than 60 educational books on a wide variety of subjects. Gitlin has won more than 45 awards during his 30 years as a writer, including first place for general excellence from the Associated Press. That organization also selected him as one of the top four feature writers in the state of Ohio. Gitlin received national recognition in 2012 for The Great American Cereal Book, which was featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Wall Street Journal. Gitlin lives with his wife Mitzi, daughters, Emily and Melanie, and son Andrew.

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