Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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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The best athlete of the 20th century may have been Babe Didrickson Zaharias, who appears in a vibrant biography that crushes any remaining myths about women in sports. Freedman (Martha Graham, 1998 ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
11
Section 3
15
Section 4
29
Section 5
35
Section 6
47
Section 7
52
Section 8
55
Section 12
87
Section 13
101
Section 14
103
Section 15
109
Section 16
110
Section 17
117
Section 18
121
Section 19
135

Section 9
63
Section 10
66
Section 11
71
Section 20
137
Section 21
153
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Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.

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