Jesse Owens: Olympic Star

Jesse Owens: Olympic Star

by Patricia C. McKissack, Fredrick L. McKissack
     
 

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-- Elementary reading level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
-- Each book contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and comfortably sized type. See more details below

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-- Elementary reading level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
-- Each book contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and comfortably sized type.

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Children's Literature
With its large print, many black-and-white photos and picture book format, this biography of Jesse Owens can be read by young and/or reluctant readers. The five brief chapters cover his childhood, teen and college sports, the Berlin Olympics and his life after the Olympics, when, for a time he was "the most famous person in the entire world." Although necessarily brief and simplified, the authors tend to emphasize the social implications of Jesse Owens' life and accomplishments. While laudatory and upbeat, the book does not ignore the more sad or controversial aspects of his life. This revised edition of the 1992 book is part of the "Great African Americans" series. 2001 (orig. 1992), Enslow, $14.95. Ages 6 to 10. Reviewer: Gisela Jernigan
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-These revised titles have a more appealing format than the originals. Many of the captioned black-and-white photographs have been replaced with more artistic shots, and other photos now take the place of unappealing line drawings. A few factual updates were noted. The books feature large print and bold chapter headings. New material includes brief lists of further reading and Internet addresses, and time lines. The changes to these editions are not sufficient to warrant purchase for those libraries that have the 1992 titles, but will serve as additional purchases for those that don't.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894903120
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Great African Americans Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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