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Billie Jean!
How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women's Sports
Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
G. P. Putnam's Sons

A Junior Library Guild Selection
2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year

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

"Billie 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

"Rockliff tells the story simply and effectively...a welcome introduction to this legendary tennis star and advocate for women’s rights." Booklist

"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

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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 court.

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.

By Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
Picture Book
G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-0525517795

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