CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN: SPORTS by Joan Ryan

CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN: SPORTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An engaging introduction to six of the most celebrated female athletes of all time. Babe Didrikson Zaharias--a one-woman team in the 1932 National AAU Track and Field Championship and unquestionably the greatest female athlete ever--shares the limelight here with Billie Jean King, Peggy Fleming, Wilma Rudolph (the sprint star of the '60 Olympics who had to conquer leg paralysis as a child), Kathy Kusner (a trailblazing jockey who was also the first woman licensed to fly a commercial jet plane), and Melissa Belote (the teenage backstroke champ at the 1972 Olympiad). A contribution that ranks beside Francene Sabin's Women Who Win (p. 469).

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1975
Page count: 136pp
Publisher: Dillon