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(Little People, Big Dreams) Evonne Goolagong

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Evonne, a child with a dream from just 6 years old! Dreaming and imagining life at a magical place called Wimbledon. Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS) tells you of her life story and the childhood challenges she faced on the way to becoming one of the world's leading tennis players.

An Inspirational story that allows children to believe that dreams really can come true! Evonne was not born into tennis royalty and her introduction to tennis has perhaps the most humble origins in tennis history. Growing up in the wheat town of Barrellan in New South Wales her family's simple one-story home was a tin shack with dirt floors and no electricity. Born into an Aborigine heritage, and as light-skinned members of the Wiradjuri tribe; Evonne and her siblings faced prejudice, and a cloudy uncertain future. Overcoming stumbling blocks in her life learn how Evonne went on to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world and the first Indigenous Australian to win Wimbledon! Part of an empowering series offering inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. Told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to children. These simple biographies provide a powerful message to inspire the next generation of people who will change the world!

ISBN: 9780711245853
240 x 195mm, 32 pages

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(Little People, Big Dreams) Evonne Goolagong