Who was Jesse Owens?

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At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds tobecome a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of "Aryan superiority." Owens's winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.
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9781484461761
9780698412354
9781480692152
9780448483078
9780606367547
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Level 5.9, 1 Points
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880L
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subject_facet African American track and field athletes, African American track and field athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Biographies, Juvenile works, Literature, Owens, Jesse, -- 1913-1980, Owens, Jesse, -- 1913-1980 -- Juvenile literature, Track and field athletes, Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Who was Jesse Owens?
title_full Who Was Jesse Owens?, Who was Jesse Owens? / by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland
title_short Who was Jesse Owens?
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topic_facet African American track and field athletes, African Americans, Juvenile Nonfiction, Owens, Jesse, Sports & Recreations, Track and field athletes