A Star Like Jesse Owens

ISBN-10: 1496598695
ISBN-13: 9781496598691
Author: Smith, Nikki Shannon
Illustrated by: Wiley, Lisa Manuzak
Interest Level: 3-5
Publisher: Capstone

Publication Date: August 2020

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 72

Series: Smithsonian Historical Fiction

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Interest Level

Grades 3-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 620L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General

JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Track & Field *

Matthew is a young African-American boy who dreams of becoming an Olympic runner like his hero, Jesse Owens. There's one big problem, though Matthew has asthma, which makes it hard for him to run. When his journalist father is assigned to cover the 1936 Olympics in Germany, Matthew jumps at the chance tag along. He has never been out of Ohio before, let alone to Europe. Will Owens's amazing Olympic victories inspire Matthew in his own chosen career?
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