The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
by Daniel James Brown

A beloved story about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation

Berlin, 1936. 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 the New York Times bestselling The Boys in the Boat shows readers how we can find hope in the most desperate of times.

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

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  • About The Author Daniel James Brown grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Diablo Valley College, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA. He taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford before becoming a technical writer and editor. He now writes narrative nonfiction books full time. His primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life vividly and accurately. He and his wife live in the country outside of Seattle, Washington, with an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and honeybees. When he isn't writing, he is likely to be birding, gardening, fly fishing, reading American history, or chasing bears away from the beehives. ISBN-13: 9780451475923 Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group Publication date: 9/8/2015 Pages: 240 Age range: 10 years and up - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Olympics - Water Sports - History | Military & Wars - Rowing -United States - History -Rowers - University of Washington

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