A Star Like Jesse Owens
A Star Like Jesse Owens
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A Star Like Jesse Owens

Written by Nikki Shannon Smith
Part of the Smithsonian Historical Fiction Book Series
Hardcover
$26.65
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8 - 11
Reading age
72
Page count
80
Words per page
620L
Lexile measure
Aug 1, 2020
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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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historythe Olympics20th centurythe Holocaustprejudice and racismtrack and fieldathletes

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781496598615
    Publication Date
    August 1, 2020
    Publisher
    Stone Arch Books
    Page Count
    72
    Words Per Page
    80
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    8 - 11 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2020021478
    Lexile® Level
    620L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    509706
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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