The Unbreakable Zamperini
Louis Zamperini was an Olympic distance runner who went on to enlist and serve as a bombardier during World War II. While at war, Zamperini survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean after his plane crashed. Rescued by the Japanese army, he then experienced two years in brutal Japanese prison camps. Despite cruel and inhumane treatment, Zamperini refused to be defeated.
The Unbreakable Zamperini depicts not only the violence that war can inspire, but also the brokenness that many war veterans experience. For Zamperini, it was a post-war revival that turned his life around from anger, bitterness, and despair to full forgiveness toward his abusers. Due to the candid nature of this story, parents of young children may wish to pre-read this graphic novel.
Illustrator: Rafal Szlapa
Publisher: Capstone Press
Page Count: 32
Age Recommendation: 8-14 years
Printed in: USA
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