DK Life Stories Jesse Owens: Amazing People Who Have Shaped Our World

by James Buckley (Author)

DK Life Stories Jesse Owens: Amazing People Who Have Shaped Our World
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: DK Life Stories
Discover the inspiring story of Jesse Owens, African American track-and-field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, in this fascinating kids' biography. Jesse Owens is one of the most famous athletes of all time, but he experienced discrimination throughout his athletic career, such as having to stay at a different hotel to his teammates, because of the color of his skin. However, he went on to win an incredible four gold medals at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games. This biography, ideal for kids aged 8-11, charts the major events of Jesse's life; from his childhood growing up on a farm in Alabama before his family moved to Ohio in search of better opportunities, to the beginning of his running career and years as a world record-breaking student athlete while working part-time jobs, all the way to the Olympics and beyond. DK Life Stories goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes DK Life Stories the one biography series everyone will want to collect.
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James Buckley

James Buckley Jr. has been writing sports books for adults and young readers for more than 25 years after working for Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing. Among his most popular titles are National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection, America's Classic Ballparks, Ballpark Bucket List, Perfect: The Story of Baseball's Perfect Games, Unhittable, Eyewitness Baseball, The Visual Dictionary of Baseball, and Obsessed with Baseball. He is the author of more than 20 sports biographies for young readers, including the graphic nonfiction title Babe Ruth: Baseball's All-Time Best. His company, Shoreline Publishing Group, produces dozens of books each year for major publishers including Penguin, Scholastic, DK, National Geographic Kids, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, and many others.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781465493125
Lexile Measure
920L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
DK
Publication date
October 20, 2020
Series
DK Life Stories
BISAC categories
JNF025000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | General
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF046000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Intermediate
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
Biographies
United States
Track and field athletes
Owens, Jesse
African American athletes
Olympic athletes

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