I AM BILLIE JEAN KING (ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD), by Brad Meltzer (Author), Christopher Eliopoulos (Illustrator)
Publisher: Dial Books (February 5, 2019)
Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling 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 nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Billie Jean King, the world champion tennis player who fought successfully for women’s rights.
BRAD MELTZER is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History (in which he helped find the missing 9/11 flag). He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.