Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion
Paperback – January 7, 2014
An intimate portrait of the legendary woman who changed the world's perception of female athletes forever details her rise to fame as an All-American basketball player, an Olympic gold medalist in track and field, and a champion golfer, tennis player, baseball player, diver, and bowler, and who received the great honor of being named Woman Athlete of the Half Century in 1950.
“Befitting a champion.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of history's greatest athletes as an All-American basketball player, an Olympic gold medalist in track and field, and a championship golfer who won eighty-two amateur and professional tournaments. She was elected Woman Athlete of the Year six times, and in 1950 was named Woman Athlete of the Half Century. This insightful and well-researched biography from a Newbery medalist brings to life the woman who changed the perception of female athletes forever.