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From humble beginnings and a childhood marked by disease and poverty, Jesse Owens sprinted to Olympic gold. His success in the 1936 Berlin games was a victory for equality--and an affront to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s view of Aryan supremacy. The story of this exceptional athlete will fascinate kids.
- Learn about his near-death experience at only 5 years old
- Relive the perfect day when Jesse broke three world records and equaled another
- See how an act of kindness to an opponent cost him a race, but won fans’ hearts.
- Follow his entire amazing Olympic triumph
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Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer who has written more than 30 children's books on sports and personalities. A former editor at National Football League Publishing, his writing credits also include Stadium Stories: USC Trojans, Obsessed with Football, and Obsessed with Baseball.
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