Adolf Hitler planned to use the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin to showcase the cultural and physical superiority of the German Aryan race to the world. The modern city, stadiums, venue sites, and pageantry had never been matched in former Olympic games, but a black American athlete by the name of Jesse Owens would prove to be the superior athlete.
The children's book, JESSE OWENS Fastest Man Alive by Carole Boston Weatherford, is the story of Jesse Owens. Born in segregated Alabama, he was considered a second class citizen by many, even in the USA. During the 1936 Olympic games he demonstrated he was capable of running through social barriers, winning four gold medals and the hearts of millions, while setting two world records and proving the Nazi dictator theory of racial superiority unmistakably wrong.
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