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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • King, Billie Jean -- Juvenile literature.,
  • King, Billie Jean.,
  • Tennis -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Tennis players.,
  • Women -- Biography.

Book details:

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An easy-to-read biography of the tennis player who has won every major tennis title open to women and has fought to get recognition and equal prize money for women"s matches.

Edition Notes

Statementby Marshall and Sue Burchard.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography.
SeriesThe Sports hero biographies
ContributionsBurchard, S. H., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV994.K56 B87 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5054429M
ISBN 100399204164, 0399609075
LC Control Number74016623

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