Jesse Owens book

Jesse Owens book

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Hills books
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£9.99
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Little Jesse, originally J.C., was born in Oakville, Alabama, during segregation. When he was nine, he moved with his parents and nine brothers and sisters to Cleveland, Ohio, to find a better life. There he found his passion for running and was making national headlines by high school where he equalled the world record in the 100-yard dash. It was during the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics that he established himself as a legend, winning four gold medals that also delivered an unforgettable blow to Hitler and racism.

Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Anke Weckmann. 

FEATURE
Hardback

COMPOSITION & SIZE

Paper

25cm x 21cm

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