Jesse Owens : legendary track star
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsFrom J.C. to Jesse
The Buckeye bullet
The Berlin Olympics
A good sport
Reach for greatness.
|Series||McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Famous African Americans.|
-- 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
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.