Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion

by Russell Freedman

Russell Freedman's stunning biography of an Olympic gold medalist and athlete extraordinaire who paved the way for female athletes worldwide.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544104914
  • ISBN-10: 0544104919
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 01/07/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book
“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.
About the author
Russell Freedman

RUSSELL FREEDMAN received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.