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Published by Lerner Publications Co. in Minneapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Owens, Jesse, 1913- -- Juvenile literature,
  • Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Tom Streissguth.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesSports heroes and legends
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV697.O9 S87 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3300709M
ISBN 100822530708
LC Control Number2004029979
OCLC/WorldCa57344127

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Biography (nonfiction), 1, words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile L Jesse Owens tells the story of Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time. An African American who was the grandson of a slave, Jesse overcame discrimination and racism and showed the world the meaning of grit and determination. In an era far removed from the African American celebrity athletes of today, Olympic great Jesse Owens achieved fame by running faster and jumping farther than anyone in the world. Author Jacqueline Edmondson explores Owens' struggles and hard-earned accomplishments, as well as how he paved the way for future generations of athletes, including color-line shatterer Jackie hemendepo.com is 5/5(1). Dec 26,  · Jesse Owens had a lot of support to hid track career and if it I can really relate to this book in so many ways. Jesse Owens was a all star in track and he won in the olympics 4 times in in the following races. meter dash, meter dash, and /5. A Picture Book of Jesse Owens is a Biography about Jesse Owens and reading level is first through fourth grade. This book talks about the life of Jesse Owens from childhood to adulthood. It also explains his victories as an African American track and field athlete/5.