A true story of Louis Zamperini, a famous runner and survivor of a Japanese concentration camp in WWII. The story chronicles his life as a mischievous youth, his preparation for the Olympics, his abuse as a prisoner and the effects war had on his life until his death July 2014 at the age of 93. Billy Graham’s impact and his forgiveness toward the Japanese made him a remarkable individual with strong family ties.
(Before you go: If you have a younger reader who has shown interest in WWII history, or even this story in particular, Unbroken has been adapted for young adults: Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive. A copy can be found in our collection if you’re curious.)