Unbroken The Young Adult Adaptation: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Delacorte Press - A strong, well-written work. Slj"this fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers. Kirkus. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.

Praise for unbroken"this adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man. Booklist, starred"this captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends.

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, cunning, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.

Unbroken The Young Adult Adaptation: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive - On a may afternoon in 1943, an american military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, gasoline, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, and blood. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics.

Driven to the limits of endurance, suffering with hope and humor, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, brutality with rebellion. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.





The Finest Hours Young Readers Edition: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue True Rescue Series

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. A christy Ottaviano Book. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie The Perfect Storm. On the night of february 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm.

This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.





The Boys in the Boat Young Readers Adaptation: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

Viking Books for Young Readers - With rowers who were the sons of loggers, the university of washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, shipyard workers, and farmers, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is joe rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.

The #1 new york times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation. For readers of unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant.

The Boys in the Boat Young Readers Adaptation: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics - This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.





Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Random House - . But when world war ii began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. Nothing less than a marvel. Washingtonian   “hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace. Time   “hillenbrand is one of our best writers of narrative history.

. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling. Rebecca skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times. The dallas morning news   “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity. Entertainment weekly   “A tale of triumph and redemption.

A startling narrative and an inspirational book. The new york times Book Review  “Magnificent. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion.





The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award Awards

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested.

Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum. At the outset of world War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation.

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award Awards - Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not.





Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima

Delacorte Books for Young Readers - S. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island. In february 1945, american Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima–and into history. Now abridged for young people, flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.

Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. Flag at Iwo Jima.





The Last Mission Laurel-Leaf Historical Fiction

Laurel Leaf - In 1944, as world war ii is  raging across Europe, fifteen-year-old Jack Raab  dreams of being a hero. Air  Force. From their base in england, he and his crew  fly twenty-four treacherous bombing missions over  occupied Europe. And lies his way into the U. S. Shot down far  behind enemy lines, jack is taken prisoner and sent to  a German POW camp, where his experiences are more  terrifying than anything he'd ever imagined.

. Leaving new york city, and his boyhood behind, his  family, Jack uses a false  I. D. The war is almost over and hitler  near defeat when they fly their last mission -- a  mission destined for disaster.





Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Speak - This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians. An ala best book for young Adults"Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring. School Library Journal. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives.

Effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find.

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two - Booklist, in the conflict fought against Japan, starred review Throughout World War II, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U. S. But now joseph bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker.





Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Europe

Rolling Wheelhouse - And he'll never see history as boring again!Buy Great Battles for Boys today and march into the frontlines of history!"This book should be in school libraries everywhere. Now with this engaging non-fiction book written specifically for boys ages 8-14, your son can experience that same thrilling adventure in learning.

Beginning with hitler's invasion of poland, Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Europe takes young readers to the front lines of the war’s most important clashes. This book should be in school libraries everywhere. Top 500 amazon reviewerdoes your son play video games for hours but dreads reading? Does he think history is just a bunch of boring old facts? What if you could give him the excitement of screen time and at the same time spark his love of reading and history?Now you can, with these exciting tales of World War II written especially for reluctant readers.

In his highly acclaimed middle-school class “Great Battles for Boys, " author Joe Giorello has ignited a love of military history in hundreds of boys. From stalingrad’s hand-to-hand street fighting and the world's largest tank action at kursk to the spy-led invasion of Sicily and the surprise D-Day invasion of Normandy—and many other exciting battles! Filled with historic photographs, weapons, Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Europe explores the leaders, and notable biographies of soldiers, maps,  and strategies that toppled the Axis Powers.

Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Europe - Boys will discover the raw history of warfare and learn the battles in chronological order. Each chapter also ends with suggestions for further age-appropriate books and movies that the whole family can watch. If your son likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then he’ll love this book.





Spy School British Invasion

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - Only it won’t be easy. But even more so, he and his spy school friends need to come up with a new plan to defeat their enemies, their only clue a key that opens…something. They’ll have to deal with rival evil splinter factions, devious double-crosses and learning to drive on the opposite side of the road.

But they have no other choice: this is their last and final chance to crack the code on SPYDER. E, and bring down the evil organization once and for all. Superspy middle schooler ben ripley is finally going to take SPYDER down, once and for all, in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.

Spy School British Invasion - Stranded in mexico after nearly capturing the leaders of SPYDER, thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley desperately needs to take a shower. The mission: go rogue from the cia, join up with the British MI6 to locate the leader of SPYDER, the enigmatic Mr.





The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

Dial Books - Retold for a younger audience, even in a desperate situation, this exciting memoir shows how, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Now a netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.

When a terrible drought struck william Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition - William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.