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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.
As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she became the spokeswoman of the womens liberation movement and created the feminist publication, Ms. magazine. Steinem continues to speak and write about women and womens roles in media and politics.
Abraham Lincoln. Nelson Mandela. Amelia Earhart.and#160;Your name here.
This fun and interactive journal prompts kids to record their own life stories. and#160;Each illustrated spread focuses on different topics and#150; from birth and the toddler years up to the present and dreams for the future. Create your own family tree, list your BFFs, pets, and favorite subjects, food, and hobbies. and#160;When completed, readers will have an up-to-the-minute autobiography that is right at home among our other legendary Who Wasand#133;? titles.
About the Author
Bonnie Bader lives in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Wolf lives in Boise, Idaho.
Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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