Babe Didrikson Zaharias Outcast and Hero by Cos Ferrara

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She was brash. She was bold. She tormented her opponents by predicting she'd win every game, event or match she was in. The she backed up her boast with win after win. But success didn't come easily for "Babe" Zaharias. Growing up in a poor family, she worked in a factory sewing burlap bags for a penny a piece. She loved sports at a time when girls were not supposed to take sports seriously. And though kids at her school cheered her team's victories, they laughed at Babe's "boyish" ways. Babe was both the hero and the outcast. Things didn't get better as Babe grew older. She was named All American in basketball, won Olympic Medals in track and field, and became a champion golfer. But for many years, Babe had to fight to play her game and live her life her own way. Through it all Babe held her head high. In the end, she silenced her critics and won the admiration of millions of fans. Outcast and Hero shows how in the process, Babe paved the way so generations of girls and women that followed her can play the games they want to play and be the persons they want to be.

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Published January 1, 2004 by Girls Explore LLC. 109 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors.