No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon (The Young Adult Adaptation)

ISBN-10: 1250206774
ISBN-13: 9781250206770
Author: Weihenmayer, Erik and Buddy Levy
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: August 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 224

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 1010L

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Water Sports *

2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in the Creative Nonfiction and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) . .A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.. .Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what's possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers , to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals. This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik's most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer. Along the course of Erik's journey, he meets other trailblazers: adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists who show Erik the way forward and teach him the meaning of No Barriers ..What.s Within You is Stronger Than What.s in Your Way..
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