Billie Jean King tells the story of this inspiring tennis player and activist.
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the inspiring life of Billie Jean King, the tennis star who has dedicated her life to breaking barriers both on and off the tennis court. Billie Jean began playing tennis at the age of 11. After one of her first tennis lessons, she told her mother, 'I'm going to be No. 1 in the world', a title she would come to hold five times between 1966 and 1972. Twenty years later, she is still today considered one of the most successful women in sport history. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the amazing sportswomans life.
Little People, Big Dreams is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers.
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Miranda Sofroniou is a British Illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from The University of the Arts London (Camberwell College of Art) in 2012 with a degree in Illustration. Taking inspiration from travel and nature, she creates rich and colourful illustrations by hand, pairing loose brushstrokes with abundant detail.
Children’s & educational
Frances Lincoln Children's
4 - 7