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Jesse Owens

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by: Anna Katharina Jansen

Meet Jesse Owens, the historic and barrier-breaking track and field star.

The youngest of ten children, Jesse grew up working in the cotton fields of Alabama. Discovered by his high school track and field coach, Jesse quickly rose to fame as an athlete. He went on the challenge racism on the world stage at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and made new world records. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete and activist's life.


Format: Hardback, 32 pages

ISBN: US 9780711245839, UK 9780711245822

Size: 0.384in x 0.307in / 9.75mm x 7.8mm

Published: June 2, 2020

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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

Anna Katharina Jansen

ANNA KATHARINA JANSEN is a freelance illustrator, based in Germany, who graduated with an MA in illustration from HAW Hamburg. Her clients include: Google, GLAD! magazine, Frankfurt Book Fair, and Parents magazine.