Jesse Owens

Fastest Man Alive
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.25 hours)
Product Number: Z05266
Released: Apr 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464044069
Narrator/s: Kevin R. Free
Please log in to view pricing


Jesse Owens' mother frequently told him, "Put your best foot forward." So Jesse followed her advice, worked hard, and made his dreams come true as one of the greatest Olympic champions of all time. But it wasn't easy, as Jesse had to overcome many obstacles. Even though World War II hadn't started yet, Adolf Hitler controlled Germany during the 1936 Olympics. He wanted to prove during the games that Germans were a superior "race" to other people of the world. Little did he know that a black American would smash those claims by dominating the games as no athlete had before. Carter G. Woodson Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford captures the incredible story of a true American hero who raced his way into our history books. Narrator Kevin R. Free's thrilling performance will have listeners cheering Jesse's every step. "This inspirational story will serve many purposes in the classroom, from discussions about prejudice, the Holocaust, and segregation, to the importance of role models who are examples of determination, sportsmanship, and hard work."-Children's Literature

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Audio Children & Young Adults Subscription
RBdigital Audio School K-8 Subscription
RBdigital Audio World-Wide K-12 School Subscription
RBdigital Audio World-Wide Library Subscription

All formats/editions

Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Product Number C5037
Released: Jul 20, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436190831
Teacher's Guide
Product Number 45622
Released: Jan 22, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436190787
Text - Hardback
Product Number 15323
Released: Jul 20, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: #9780802795502

Sign up for our email newsletter