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