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 Meet Jesse Owens, the historic and barrier-breaking track and field star.

The youngest of ten children, Jesse grew up working in the cotton fields of Alabama. Discovered by his high school track and field coach, Jesse quickly rose to fame as an athlete. He went on the challenge racism on the world stage at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and made new world records. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete and activist's life.

 Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrator: Anna Katharina Jansen

Harcover, 32 pages

Recommended for ages 5-8