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Jesse Owens

Young Record Breaker

Illustrated by Meryl Henderson


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About The Book

Get to know the four-time gold medalist Jesse Owens in this middle grade nonfiction biography of his early years!

Jesse Owens was an African American track and field athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics—making him the most successful athlete at the games!

This book is laced with numerous illustrations, and the back of the book includes a timeline, questions, activities, and a glossary, making it the perfect addition to a classroom or home school setting. Perfect for emerging readers, the Childhood of Famous Americans series illustrates the incredible true stories of great Americans.

About The Author

M.M. Eboch is a pen name for Chris Eboch, a prolific middle grade author who has contributed to the Childhood of Famous Americans series and wrote the Haunted series.

About The Illustrator

Meryl Henderson is a graduate of Syracuse University. In 1974, she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree. For over forty years, she has been working as a freelance illustrator, specializing in artwork for children. She has illustrated more than a hundred books and has contributed illustrations to countless magazines and educational books. She currently lives in Catskill, New York.

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