Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590789810
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 680,862
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sandra Neil Wallace had a lengthy career as a news anchor and ESPN sportscaster before writing realistic fiction and nonfiction for young readers. A pioneer in the journalism field, she was the first woman to cover the National Hockey League on network TV. Selected as a promising new voice in children's literature by The Horn Book, Wallace's titles have been named to state and national awards lists including Bank Street College's Best Children's Book of the Year, ALA-YALSA Quick Picks, and Booklist's Top 10 Sports Books for Youth. Visit

Rich Wallace has written more than three dozen novels for children and teenagers, beginning with Wrestling Sturbridge, which the American Library Association selected as one of the top 100 YA books of the twentieth century. His recent forays into nonfiction include the acclaimed Babe Conquers the World and Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights (Calkins Creek, 2016). Visit

Table of Contents

Opening Pitch (Authors' Note) 8

Round 1 Babe vs. The Boys 14

Round 2 Babe vs. The Girls 36

Round 3 Babe vs. The Best 58

Round 4 Babe vs. Her Team 94

Round 5 Babe vs. The World 110

Round 6 Babe vs. The Unknown 136

Round 7 Babe vs. The Rules 160

Round 8 Babe vs. The Road 178

Round 9 Babe vs. Tradition 200

The Final Round: Babe vs. Cancer 226

Post-Match (Authors' Note) 246

Timeline 252

Frequently Asked Questions 254

Source Notes 257

Bibliography 266

Index 269

Picture Credits 272

Text Credits 272

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