How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women's Sports
G. P. Putnam's Sons
A Junior Library Guild Selection
2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List (formerly Amelia Bloomer Project)
2020-21 Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee
2020 Wisconsin State Reading Association "Picture This" Recommendation List
Jean King's positive energy and dedication to her endless battle for
the simple idea of equality are captured in this profile of the tennis
legend....A must-read for young equal
rights warriors." —Kirkus
tells the story simply and effectively...a welcome introduction to
this legendary tennis star and advocate for women’s
"Rockliff’s text deftly tells King’s story; Baddeley provides beautiful illustrations. " —School Library Journal
"Baddeley’s illustrations aptly evoke King’s steely determination through frustrations and joys." —Publishers Weekly
Anything Billie Jean did, she did it ALL THE WAY.
When she ran, she ran fast. When she played, she played hard.
As a top women's tennis player, Billie Jean fought for fairness in
women's sports, and when she faced off against Bobby Riggs in the Battle
of the Sexes, the most famous tennis match in history, she showed the
world that men and women--and boys and girls--are equal on and off the
From award-winning author Mara Rockliff and New York Times-bestselling
illustrator Elizabeth Baddeley comes this extraordinary picture book
about one little girl who loved sports and grew up to be one of the
greatest and best-known tennis players of all time.