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Fall 2023

Billie Jean King and the Battle of the Sexes

From the Series Greatest Moments in Sports

Billie Jean King is not only a tennis superstar. She is also an advocate for equal rights in sports. Throughout her career, she fought against unfair pay and unequal opportunities for women. In her famous Battle of the Sexes victory, she proved once and for all that women can be top tennis players. This graphic nonfiction title explores her story through colorful illustrations, engaging text, and dialogue featuring real quotes. A timeline and map add bonus context for readers. This story serves up inspiration for young readers interested in sports heroes!

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Hi-Lo
Subject Sports
Copyright 2024
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Black Sheep
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-08-01
BISACS JNF062010, JNF007100, JNF054120
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Chris Bowman

Illustrator: Eugene Smith