Little People Big Dreams - Jesse Owens
By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Author & Anna Katharina Jansen, Illustrator.Part of the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Jesse Owens tells the inspiring story of this track and field legend. 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. For ages 4 and up.