Jesse Owens : Olympic star
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies|
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 events, and demonstrated to the world that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's theory of racial inferiority was wrong. An athlete, humanitarian, speaker, and author, Owens dedicated his later years to helping the youth of America reach for greatness.
|Series||McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Great African Americans series.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Owens, Jesse, -- 1913-1980.
Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Track and field athletes.
African Americans -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2001
32 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.