Defying Hitler: Jesse Owens’ Olympic Triumph

by Nel Yomtov illustrated by Eduardo Garcia

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This record-breaking African American track star won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics—and showed the world how wrong Hitler was about race.

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Full-Color Graphic Novel, Easy-to-Read History, Celebrating the Achievements of African Americans

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Jesse Owens, Track and Field Events, 1936 Olympics, Berlin, Hitler, Racism, Nazism, Courage and Determination

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At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, the last thing Adolf Hitler expected was to see a black man compete and win. But Jesse Owens didn’t just win. He was dominant in the track-and-field events, winning four gold medals and helping to set a world record. Now, readers can witness one of the most iconic moments in sports history, as Owens proves that people of all races can compete and win at the Olympic Games.
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    • Grades: 3 - 7
    • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9" x 0 7/16"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-496-63961-5