Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey From Airman To Castaway To Captive (Young Readers Edition)

ISBN-10: 0385742525
ISBN-13: 9780385742528
Author: Hillenbrand, Laura
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: April 2017

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 850L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics & Paralympics *

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
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9/25/2018 8:35:27 AM
It was a very interesting book. It has lots of details about his journey and how he overocmes his adversity.