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Jesse Owens : legendary track star

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Wilkinsburg Public Library Easy Nonfiction E92 OWENS
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
 
Call Number  E92 OWENS
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
From J.C. to Jesse
The Buckeye bullet
The Berlin Olympics
A good sport
Reach for greatness.

Additional Information
Series McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Famous African Americans.
Subjects Owens, Jesse, -- 1913-1980 -- Juvenile literature.
Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American track and field athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2013
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick.
Language English
Description 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766041042
0766041042
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