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A Win for Women: Billie Jean King Takes Down Bobby Riggs (Greatest Sports Moments) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-05-27 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1543542190
LANGUAGE:English

"* Thank you to NetGalley and Capstone for a digital ARC. All opinions are my own.

A Win for Women tells the important story of the historic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Utilizing the graphic novel format, readers are able to travel back to 1973 and see the degradation and antics that Bobby Riggs portrayed before he played King. King had battled on and off the court for women's rights while Riggs believed that women simply were not as good as men. The action is showcased very well and the story also shows how important King's win was for girls and women on and off of the playing field.

" said.

"This little graphic novel was super quick and a delight to read, I can see it being an amazing book to have in elementary school libraries for young girls and boys to learn about a very important moment for feminism in sports. Both characters were balanced not going to far toward any stereotypes and shows that it doesn't have to be a mean fight to get it's message across. I also loved seeing Billie Jean King's determination, to practice everyday knowing how important this match is not only for girls/women in sports but also proving another step toward future feminism. At the end the book gives the reader some history of the players after the match which I thought was a good addition. The only thing I deducted a star for was the art style, which is just a personal preference." said.

"I read an ARC from Capstone via NetGalley. This non-fiction, graphic novel for young grade school readers describes the 1973 tennis match that engaged a nation in the “Battle of the Sexes” and introduced many people to women’s rights in sports activities. Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King battle it out on the tennis court because Riggs claimed men were superior athletes to women. Riggs made a joke out of much of the event until he started losing the match to King and then Riggs got very serious on the court. This transition of attitude was clearly detailed on the pages of this book. An important win for women in sports history and a quick and easy introduction to equal rights for kids. Respect in this instance had to be earned, I’m glad this book is available to show that to kids." said.

"Win for Women details the tennis match between Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs in a wonderfully exquisite way. Addressing issues of gender and society’s expectations, King’s win was especially important in its time and remains important to this day. Equality among the genders is exceedingly important and unfortunately it takes proving to men that women are capable and strong for many to even consider seeing this fact.

I deeply appreciated the events detailed in this book for young readers. The illustrations were a lovely plus and the story was definitely quite interesting. I really hope to see more kids reading about this historical event, especially as I had never even heard about it before. Not only was this book very informative, but it speaks to a future where men no longer assume superiority based on their gender and women do not have to prove themselves to be heard and considered worthy of equality.

I’m glad that I had a chance to read this book and I certainly hope that it reaches the hands of many young girls throughout the world.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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"This is a well done graphic novel about the tennis match between Billie Jean Kin and Bobby Riggs. It seems strange today, that this was a big deal, but it was, and it was very closely watched. Like the little girl in the picture below, I know I felt that same triumph when King won. Especially, since, as this book points out, Riggs was being such a pig about the whole thing.


Win for women

Win for women

Good book to introduce girls and boys what life was like int he bad old days of the 1970s. Wished that it truly had made a difference, but in some ways it did. It gave all the young girls out there a feeling that they too could succeed at tennis.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
" said.

"* Thank you to NetGalley and Capstone for a digital ARC. All opinions are my own.

A Win for Women tells the important story of the historic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Utilizing the graphic novel format, readers are able to travel back to 1973 and see the degradation and antics that Bobby Riggs portrayed before he played King. King had battled on and off the court for women's rights while Riggs believed that women simply were not as good as men. The action is showcased very well and the story also shows how important King's win was for girls and women on and off of the playing field.

" said.

"This little graphic novel was super quick and a delight to read, I can see it being an amazing book to have in elementary school libraries for young girls and boys to learn about a very important moment for feminism in sports. Both characters were balanced not going to far toward any stereotypes and shows that it doesn't have to be a mean fight to get it's message across. I also loved seeing Billie Jean King's determination, to practice everyday knowing how important this match is not only for girls/women in sports but also proving another step toward future feminism. At the end the book gives the reader some history of the players after the match which I thought was a good addition. The only thing I deducted a star for was the art style, which is just a personal preference." said.

"I read an ARC from Capstone via NetGalley. This non-fiction, graphic novel for young grade school readers describes the 1973 tennis match that engaged a nation in the “Battle of the Sexes” and introduced many people to women’s rights in sports activities. Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King battle it out on the tennis court because Riggs claimed men were superior athletes to women. Riggs made a joke out of much of the event until he started losing the match to King and then Riggs got very serious on the court. This transition of attitude was clearly detailed on the pages of this book. An important win for women in sports history and a quick and easy introduction to equal rights for kids. Respect in this instance had to be earned, I’m glad this book is available to show that to kids." said.

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