Enslow Author, Jeff Burlingame, Winner of NAACP Image Award for "Jesse Owens: 'I Always Loved Running'"
Enslow Publishers, Inc., publisher of children’s books for the school and library market, is proud to announce that their biography, "Jesse Owens: 'I Always Loved Running,'” by Jeff Burlingame is the winner of this year’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award taking home the trophy for Outstanding Literary Work in the Youth/Teens category. The Image Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in television, recording, literature, and motion picture.
"We are very honored to have Jeff win this prestigious award," says Mark Enslow, President of Enslow. “Jeff explores the life of Jesse Owens, one of the greatest and most influential athletes in American history, from his humble childhood to his legacy on and off the track.”
In 1936, Olympic athlete Jesse Owens won the gold medal in the 100-meter race to claim the title of “World’s Fastest Man.” Owens won three more gold medals at the Olympics, returning to the United States a hero. Enslow’s award-winning biography, "Jesse Owens: 'I Always Loved Running'” (ISBN 978-0-7660-3497-6) is 128 pages and is written for readers in grades 6–up.
Enslow’s award-winning titles have been recognized by the NAACP as well as other organizations such as the American Library Association, VOYA, the National Council for the Social Studies, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, and the Society of School Librarians International.
To learn more about Enslow Publishers, Inc. and their titles, please visit Enslow.com or contact them directly by calling 1-800-398-2504 for more information.
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