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Babe Conquers the World by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace

Babe Conquers the World

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Babe Conquers the World by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace
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Mar 01, 2014 | ISBN 9781590789810

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“Babe Didrikson Zaharis is perhaps the most accomplished athlete that young people have never heard of… Her life story as drawn from contemporary news articles and interviews is fascinating and inspirational, and it is punctuated with photographs like Zaharis shooting targets with Amelia Earhart and giving Sam Snead tips on his golf swing. This is part sports journalism, part narrative nonfiction, and part proof that professional athletes can be exemplary role models for young people.” — Booklist

“The life of the renowned athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias offers the combination of sports, entertainment and celebrity that will interest young readers, and the Wallaces play it well.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The Wallaces pair up to tackle a great historical sports figure in this engrossing biography. . . Ample historical background is interlaced within the narrative, giving context that will help readers understand Didrikson Zaharias’s lasting impact. Especially engaging are the anecdotes that illustrate the subject’s faults as well as her strengths. . . extensive back matter makes this title perfect for reports, and this exemplar text should be a staple for all collections looking to diversify their biography, sports, and women’s history offerings.” — School Library Journal

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