Billie Jean King: The Battle of the Sexes and Title IX

Billie Jean King The Battle of the Sexes and Title IX Barriers have existed to deny people the chance to compete athletically based on their race ethnic background or sex Some athletes through their courage and class have broken down the barriers tha

  • Title: Billie Jean King: The Battle of the Sexes and Title IX
  • Author: Kate Shoup
  • ISBN: 9781502610539
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Barriers have existed to deny people the chance to compete athletically based on their race, ethnic background, or sex Some athletes, through their courage and class, have broken down the barriers that have afflicted our society, and sometimes affected greater social change Billie Jean King changed attitudes toward women and sports with one gigantic victory, fought for eBarriers have existed to deny people the chance to compete athletically based on their race, ethnic background, or sex Some athletes, through their courage and class, have broken down the barriers that have afflicted our society, and sometimes affected greater social change Billie Jean King changed attitudes toward women and sports with one gigantic victory, fought for equal tournament purses for female tennis players, and started a foundation that promoted athletic opportunities for women.

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    1. This was really great! It followed King's life in a matter-of-fact way, but also gave readers a lot of background information about what it was like in the sociopolitical climate for women in sports. Well illustrated, with plenty of additional information. It quoted a lot from King's own writing, which I thought was a nice touch. This Game Changing Athlete series also includes Roberto Clemente, Althea Gibson/Arthur Ashe, Jesse Owens, Muhammed Ali and Jackie Robinson. I may have to get the whole [...]

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