Jesse Owens: Gold Medal Hero (Sterling Biographies Series)
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Jesse Owens: Gold Medal Hero (Sterling Biographies Series)

by Jim Gigliotti
     
 

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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

Overview

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



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402763618
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Series:
Sterling Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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