The Boys In The Boat: The True Story Of An American Team's Epic Journey To Win Gold At The 1936 Olympics (Young Readers Edition)

ISBN-10: 0147516854
ISBN-13: 9780147516855
Author: Brown, Daniel James
Interest Level: 5-12
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: August 2016

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 256

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Interest Level

Grades 5-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 1000L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Water Sports

The Olympic finals of the eight-oared rowing race. Germany, Italy, USA. The American boat touches the finish line first, beating all odds and sending Hitler away in a silent rage. In the midst of the Great Depression, the nine rowers showed the world what true grit really meant. They were western, working-class boys who never expected to beat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, whose personal struggle-and ultimate triumph-captures the spirit of his generation, the one that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism. This deeply emotional yet easily accessible middle-grade adaptation of theNew York TimesbestsellingThe Boys in the Boatshows readers how we can find hope in the most desperate of times.
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