Jesse Owens - Little People Big Dreams

£9.99

Little Jesse, originally J.C., was born in Oakville, Alabama, during segregation. When he was nine, he moved with his parents and nine brothers and sisters to Cleveland, Ohio, to find a better life. There he found his passion for running and was making national headlines by high school where he equalled the world record in the 100-yard dash. It was during the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics that he established himself as a legend, winning four gold medals that also delivered an unforgettable blow to Hitler and racism.

Not only does this book celebrate the life of an outstanding black person, it also shines a light on the racial injustices that he had to endure throughout his life because of the colour of his skin. This book can be used to start a conversation with your child on the injustices black people still face today.  We have to educate a new generation to be anti-racist, so that in the future we can live in a fairer, more equal world.  Black Lives Matter.

 

100% of profits from the sales of this book will be donated to two anti-racist charities. Both aim to tackle racism in the UK and create a society in which everyone has a chance to thrive and be treated with the respect that they deserve, regardless of the colour of their skin.

Click here to find out more about each charity and a list of black owned independent book shops in the UK which we urge you to support.

  • Author: Vegara, Maria Isabel Snachez & Jansen, Anna Katharina
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Imprints
  • Format: Hardback
  • Illustrated: Full colour illustrations
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 240x195mm
  • Aimed at children ages 5-10