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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was...?)

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At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of “Aryan superiority.”  Owenss winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.

Synopsis:

As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.  He became the countrys first black president and went on to live his dream of change.  This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.

Synopsis:

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

About the Author

Bonnie Bader lives in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Wolf lives in Boise, Idaho.

Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448447230
Author:
Bader, Bonnie
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Illustrator:
Wolf, Elizabeth
Illustrator:
Harrison, Nancy
Author:
Manzanero, Paula K
Author:
Marchesi, Stephen
Author:
Squier, Robert
Author:
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Author:
Fabiny, Sarah
Author:
Pollack, Pamela D.
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Author:
Prince, April Jones
Author:
Bennett, James
Author:
Hergenrother, Max
Author:
Morgan, Ellen
Author:
Various
Author:
Copeland, Gregory
Author:
Belviso, Meg
Author:
Buckley, James, Jr.
Author:
Mortimer, Lauren
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Baptists
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
General
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - History -
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
Activity Books
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Who Was...?
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes 16-page BandW insert
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.  He became the countrys first black president and went on to live his dream of change.  This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.
"Synopsis" by ,
No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!
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