"Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority." -- Provided by publisher.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 8-12 years Graphic Universe
Grades: 4-6 Graphic Universe
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Birth of a speedster
Making a name for himself
Minutes in sports
1936 Berlin Olympics.
Series:Athletes who made a difference
Making a difference. Athletes who are changing the world.
Subjects:African American track and field athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980 -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Authors:Graphic Universe (Firm)
Shephard, David (Illustrator), illustrator.