Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion

by Russell Freedman

“Okay, Babe’s here! Now who’s gonna finish second?” The standard... read more

“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. (Age 11 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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