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The Resource Who was Jesse Owens?, by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland

Who was Jesse Owens?, by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland

Label
Who was Jesse Owens?
Title
Who was Jesse Owens?
Statement of responsibility
by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 to become 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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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1963-
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Buckley, James
Dewey number
796.42092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Copeland, Gregory
Series statement
Who was
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  • Owens, Jesse
  • Track and field athletes
  • African American track and field athletes
  • African Americans
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Who was Jesse Owens?, by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
106 p.
Isbn
9780448483078
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 173916
  • 790856
Label
Who was Jesse Owens?, by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
106 p.
Isbn
9780448483078
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 173916
  • 790856

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