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Jesse Owens: Legendary Track Star

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"I always loved running," said Jesse Owens, who as a boy could outrun all his playmates. When he competed in the Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, people used words like "express" and "comet" to describe him. Owens won an amazing four Olympic gold medals in track and field eventsand demonstrated to the world that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's theory of racial inferiority ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Enslow Elementary
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Jack
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Jesse Owens: Legendary Track Star by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, published by Enslow Elementary (February 1, 2013).

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have written over 100 books about the African-American Experience. The books is one of the "Great African Americans Series" renamed in this reissue/update as "Famous African Americans".

This is a slightly updated version of Jesse Owens: Olympic Star and really the same book. The Timeline was removed, some words are highlighted, and a
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Overcoming poverty and health issues as well as the racism and prejudices of his times, Jesse Owens grew up to run fast, earning a track scholarship at Ohio State University. Pressure was on Jesse when he represented the United States in the 1936 Berlin Olympics since Adolph Hitler considered the Olympics as a proving ground for his white supremacy. Much to his disappointment and to the delight of many African Americans, Jesse proved him wrong. The book is divided into short chapters describing ...more
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