Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing woman athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. (Cover may vary)
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Billie Jean King, the world champion tennis player who fought successfully for women’s rights. From a young age, Billie Jean King loved sports—especially tennis! But as she got older, she realized that plenty of people, even respected male athletes, didn't take women athletes seriously. She set to prove them wrong and show girls everywhere that sports are for everyone, regardless of gender.
This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big.
Included in each book are:
• A timeline
of key events in the hero’s history
that bring the story more fully to life
• Comic-book-style illustrations
that are irresistibly adorable
• Childhood moments
that influenced the hero
that make great conversation-starters
• A virtue this person embodies:
Billie Jean King's determination opened the door for countless other atheletes.
You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!
is the author of the New York Times
bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series for children, as well as six New York Times
bestselling thrillers for adults: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game
, and The Book of Fate
. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis
and Justice League of America
, and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby
. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he lives in Florida. To learn more, visit bradmeltzer.com.Christopher Eliopoulos
began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius
, Pet Avengers
, and Cow Boy
, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is the illustrator of the New York Times
–bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series of picture book biographies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.