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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

(2017)
(A book in the You Should Meet series)
A Chapter Book by

 
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!

Genre: Children's Fiction
 
Used availability for Laurie Calkhoven's Jesse Owens


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: Jesse Owens (You Should Meet)
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
ISBN: 1-4814-8096-0 / 978-1-4814-8096-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Jesse Owens (You Should Meet)
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
ISBN: 1-4814-8095-2 / 978-1-4814-8095-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Jesse Owens (You Should Meet)
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Jesse Owens (You Should Meet)
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon UK   



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