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Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion

by Russell Freedman

Published by Clarion, 1999
192 pages
ISBN: 0-395-63367-2

Age 11 and older

Okay, Babe's here! Now who's gonna finish second?" The standard opening line spoken by the remarkable athlete whenever she entered the playing field reflected both her self-confidence and her sense of humor. Whether it was basketball, track and field, or golf, Mildred Didrikson excelled in whatever sport she tried her hand at, in a time when women were not encouraged to be athletic. In this generously illustrated biography of the athlete, Freedman focuses on her accomplishments and the means by which she managed to make a living in sports, something few women can do even today. CCBC categories: Biography/Autobiography.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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