Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens  -     By: Laurie Calkhoven
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Learn about Olympic gold medalist track and field star Jesse Owens! In words just right for beginning readers, this story is full of adventure about the man who stood against racism and made history at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Bound to inspire any young child! Includes a special section at the back with extras and a short article with interesting facts about the Olympics. 48 illustrated pages, softcover. Level 3 reading level with paragraphs, short chapters and varied sentence structure.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Simon Spotlight
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1481480952
ISBN-13: 9781481480956
Ages: 6-8
Series: Ready to Read

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Sprint around the track and get to know Jesse Owens in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Meet Jesse Owens, an African American runner who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin! What made his achievement even more memorable was that Adolph Hitler expected the Olympic Games to be a German showcase. In fact, he criticized the United States for even including black athletes on its Olympic roster. According to many reports, after Owens won his fourth gold medal, Hitler stormed out of the stadium. In 1936 Jesse Owens took a stand against racism and made history.

A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a short article filled with interesting facts about the Olympics. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so fascinating!

Author Bio

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com. Elizabet Vukovic is a freelance illustrator born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where she still resides. As a kid she had quite an imagination, which she expressed mostly on paper, since acting out her ideas was an annoyance to her siblings. She now devotes herself fulltime to illustration for children and other venues. When not obsessing about art (which isn’t very often) Elizabet enjoys long bicycle rides, traveling, and bugging her elderly cats.

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