Billie Jean King

by Baker, Jim

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap in New York

Written in English
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  • King, Billie Jean -- Juvenile literature.,
  • King, Billie Jean.,
  • Tennis -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Tennis players.,
  • Women -- Biography.

About the Edition

A biography of the tennis champion who has been a leader in making an equal place for women in athletics.

Edition Notes

Statementby Jim Baker.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography.
SeriesTempo books
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV994.K56 B34
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5047164M
ISBN 100448074362
LC Control Number74007690
OCLC/WorldCa1412810

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