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Jesse Owens was born on a farm to a large family with many siblings. His grandparents had been slaves, and his sharecropper parents were poor. But against all odds, Jesse went on to become one of the greatest athletes in history. He learned to run with such grace that people said he was a "floating wonder."
After setting multiple world records as a college athlete, Jesse competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Adolf Hitler intended for the games to display Aryan superiority, but Jesse disrupted that plan. He became the first American track-and-field athlete to receive four gold medals, and established his legacy as a hero in the face of prejudice.
This child friendly entry in David A. Adler's well-known series contains an accessible mix of biography, facts, and history supported with lifelike illustrations. An author's note and a timeline are included.
32 pages, paperback. Ages 4-8.
|Title: A Picture Book of Jesse Owens|
By: David A. Adler
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Holiday House
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 8.00 X 9.75 (inches)
|Weight: 4 ounces|
Series: Picture Book Biography
Stock No: WW3442706
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