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Owens, Jesse

Summary: The Negro athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics tells his life story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1970

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB OWENS OWE

Terrell, Brandon

Summary: After he accidentally injures a teammate during relay race practice, thirteen-year-old Nate and his cousin Rachel travel back in time to meet Jesse Owens, and get a chance to see him run in the 1936 Olympics--and almost lose the Sports Illustrated magazine that is their ticket back to the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TER

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Jesse Owens, an African American track star who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, and dashed Hitler's hopes for an Aryan domination of the Games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB OWENS ISR

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: Matthew, a young African American with asthma who dreams of becoming an Olympic runner like his hero, Jesse Owens, accompanies his journalist father to the 1936 Olympics in Germany.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SMI

Buckley, James

Summary: Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who became an Olympic legend and challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OWE

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: A simple biography of one of the most inspirational athletes in history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OWE

Summary: The incredible true story of Olympic legend Jesse Owens. In his epic quest to be the greatest athlete in history, Owens chooses to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he must overcome not only elite competition, but also the brutal racial climate of Adolf Hitler's Germany. A film about courage, determination, tolerance, friendship and trust.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAC RATED PG13

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 OWE

Calkhoven, Laurie

Summary: Meet Jesse Owens, an African American runner who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin! What made his achievement even more memorable was that Adolph Hitler expected the Olympic Games to be a German showcase. In fact, he criticized the United States for even including black athletes on its Olympic roster. According to many reports, after Owens won his fourth gold medal, Hitler...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue Calkhoven 2017

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. This is the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

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