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$ 16.95

Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

Carol Boston Weatherford (A) and Eric Velasquez (ILT)

List Price: $16.95 (Hardcover - Sports / Track and Field / Athlete / Racism - 2006)

Description: In 1936, America was years away from war with Nazi Germany. But long before the first battle of World War II, a starters gun fired the first shot in our battle against the Nazis.

Adolf Hitler viewed the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a chance to show the superiority of the German äóìraceäó? over the rest of the world. He never expected that an American, let alone a black American, would dash his dreams.

Jesse Owens grew up during an age when segregation laws forced him to eat at separate restaurants and stay at different hotels. But Jesse never let it slow him down while setting world records and winning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Once in Berlin, the triumph of Jesses will helped him run through any barrier, winning not only Olympic gold, but countless fans. (32 pgs) Ages 7-11

Ashay says. "I remember Jesse Owens.When we used to runon the playground and pretend we were athletes, I would think ofJesse Owens. He was fast and smart and hechallenged racisim and won.All young athletes should know his story and how he changed the world. This is a great book to teach sports and civil rights in the classroom. Buy it today."

Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

ISBN: AABA978-0802795502

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