Jesse Owens: Gold Medal Hero (Sterling Biographies Series)by Jim Gigliotti
- Learn about his near-death experience at only 5 years
From humble beginnings and a childhood marked by disease and poverty, Jesse Owens sprinted to Olympic gold. His success in the 1936 Berlin games was a victory for equality--and an affront to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s view of Aryan supremacy. The story of this exceptional athlete will fascinate kids.
- Learn about his near-death experience at only 5 years old
- Relive the perfect day when Jesse broke three world records—and equaled another
- See how an act of kindness to an opponent cost him a race, but won fans’ hearts.
- Follow his entire amazing Olympic triumph
and post it to your social network
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