Little People, Big Dreams: Billie Jean Kingquarto
In the inspiring Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding women, from designers and artists to scientists and adventurers. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little girl with a dream.
Meet Billie Jean King, the American tennis star who has dedicated her life to breaking barriers both on and off the tennis court. Billie Jean began playing tennis at the age of 11. After one of her first tennis lessons, she told her mother, "I'm going to be No. 1 in the world," a title she would come to hold five times between 1966 and 1972. Fifty years later, she is still today considered one of the most successful women in sports history, in part because she was an outspoken advocate for gender equality.
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world.
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- Ages: 5 to 8yrs
- Materials: Hardcover
- Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
- Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
- Illustrator: Miranda Sofroniou
- Dimensions: 32 pages; 8in x 9.8in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-0-7112-4693-5