Little People, Big Dreams: Jesse Owens - Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This little biography of Jesse Owens tells the story of the brilliant track and field star. The youngest of 10 children, Jesse grew up working in the cotton fields of Alabama in the US. His athletic talent was discovered by his high school track and field coach, and he quickly rose to fame. He went on to break world records and challenge racism on the world stage at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
The Little People, Big Dreams books series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.