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Who Was Babe Ruth? (Who Was...?)

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Publisher Comments:

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:

When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003. With his good looks, easygoing personality, and sense of humor, Derek has always been a fan favorite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves behind a legacy.

Synopsis:

After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.

About the Author

Joan Holub lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ted Hammond lives in Ontario, Canada. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448455860
Author:
Holub, Joan
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Author:
Copeland, Gregory
Author:
Buckley, James, Jr.
Author:
Hammond, Ted
Author:
Thomson, Andrew
Author:
Herman, Gail
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Track & Field
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Who Was...?
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003. With his good looks, easygoing personality, and sense of humor, Derek has always been a fan favorite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves behind a legacy.
"Synopsis" by ,
After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.
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