A Picture Book of Jesse Owens

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Holiday House, Jan 1, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 29 pages
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Jesse Owens started life as a poor sharecropper's son and through hard work, skill, and determination, grew up to become an award-winning sprinter and champion of the long jump. During the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, he won four gold medals, then returned to racial prejudice in the U.S.

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User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

David Alder always does a wonderful job with his mini-biography picture books for young readers. In this book Alder briefly focused on the different periods of Jesse Owen's life, from humble ... Read full review

Review: A Picture Book of Jesse Owens (Picture Book Biography)

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

This book is great to include in a social studies unit when addressing discrimination. Jesse Owens had to overcome a lot of hatred and unfair practices in the United States. Despite his triumphs, he excelled and achieved the great honor of becoming an Olympic athlete. Read full review

About the author (1992)

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

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