Jesse Owens, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Nicknamed the “World’s Fastest Human,” Jesse Owens grew up in a poor farming community. A sickly child, he went on to become one of history’s most talented track athletes. The first man to win four gold medals in a single Olympics, Owens set six World Records and discredited Nazi leader Adolph Hitler’s racist beliefs by showing his superior athletic skills at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. From his childhood in Alabama through his death in Arizona, this book follows the spectacular life of this incredible athlete.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Category Sports
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007100
Dewey 796.2'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 7.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 110786
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Tom Streissguth