Jesse Owens Gold Medal Hero by Jim Gigliotti


Jesse Owens Gold Medal Hero by Jim Gigliotti

From humble beginnings and a childhood marked by disease and poverty, Jesse Owens sprinted to Olympic gold. His success in the 1936 Berlin games was a victory for equality - and an affront to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's view of Aryan supremacy. The story of this exceptional athlete will fascinate children who will learn about: his near-death experience at only 5 years old; the perfect day when Jesse broke three world records - and equaled another; how an act of kindness to an opponent cost him a race, but won fans' hearts; and his amazing Olympic triumph.

About the Author

Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer who has written more than 30 children's books on sports and personalities. A former editor at National Football League Publishing, his writing credits also include Stadium Stories: USC Trojans, Obsessed with Football, and Obsessed with Baseball.

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128 pages


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Publication date

10th June 2010



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