This little biography of Evonne Goolagong tells the moving story of the indigenous Australian tennis player. Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia, the third of eight children and descendant of the Wirundjuri people, who have lived on the land for more than 60,000 years. Her talent for tennis was discovered at a local tennis club and took her all the way to playing on Centre Court at Wimbledon.
The Little People, Big Dreams books series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.