Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Learn about this amazing woman athlete in the 17th entry in the New York Times best-selling series of biographies about heroes.
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 children and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. This entry features Billie Jean King, the world champion tennis player who fought successfully for women's rights.