During the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany, Adolf Hitler attempted to use the games to highlight what he immorally thought was Aryan superiority. American track and field athlete, Jesse Owens, proved him wrong. Growing up during a time in America when black people were still highly discriminated against, Owens felt this prejudice directly.
Defying Hitler is a graphic novel that tells the story of a courageous and talented young man who persevered and relentlessly proved, by winning four gold medals, that Hitler's claims were untrue. That the grandchild of a slave was able to stand up and defy, Defying Hitler is a legendary moment not just in sports but U.S. history as well. Critical thinking questions at the end of the book can lead to great family discussions.
Author: Nel Yomtov
Illustrated By: Eduardo Garcia
Product Dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
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