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Jesse Owens: Olympic Star

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-- Elementary reading-level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by Enslow Elementary (first published September 1992)
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Sep 02, 2015 Jack rated it liked it
Recommended to Jack by: CWMARS
Shelves: k-g-4, racial-justice
Jesse Owens: Olympic Star by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, published by Enslow Pub Inc (September 1992).

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have written over 100 books about the African-American Experience. The books is one of the "Great African Americans Series".

Jesse Owens: Legendary Track Star is a slightly updated version of the same book. The Timeline was removed, some words are highlighted, and a page for additional resources was added.

Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Leah Sidell
Mar 30, 2014 Leah Sidell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: important-people
Part of the great African Americans collections books called Jesse Owens is a bibliography about an African American man that describes his life as a sharecroppers son who became an Olympic legend and how he challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority. In the back of the book contains a timeline and words to know. This teaches literacy by introducing new vocabulary words to students that they can use when writing. Students can use their imagination and write a letter to Jesse Owens and how he ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually read through both editions of this book. The text is fairly the same. The 1992 version has black and white sketches along with photographs from the era. An entire chapter is dedicated to the relationship Owens shared with German athlete Luz Long. While Jesse seemed to effortlessly make it through the trials for the 100 Meter dash, he almost missed his chance to compete in the long jump. He wasn't aware that he did not get a practice jumps. On his first two jumps, his foot crossed the ...more
Desiree Mcfadden
Dec 10, 2013 Desiree Mcfadden is currently reading it
Shelves: jesse-owens
I really liked it it could of been a little more pacific though be uther than that i liked it i think you should read it if you havent already!! :) :) :)
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