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The Warrior's Heart
ISBN: 9780547868523
Author: Greitens, Eric
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2012
Retail: $16.99    OUR PRICE: $1.00
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: In this inspirational book for young adults, Eric Greitens, the New York Times best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist, shares his adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humanitarian and a Navy SEAL. 50,000 first printing.
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BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Social Topics - Values & Virtues
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Boys & Men
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2012454795
Lexile Measure: 910
Target Grade: 7-9
Grade level: 7-9
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.00" L x 0.50" W
Bargain Category: Middle School, $1 Books!
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Greitens, Eric: - ERIC GREITENS was born and raised in Missouri. After earning a Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar and serving as a humanitarian volunteer overseas, Eric joined the Navy SEALs. A boxing champion and a decorated combat veteran, he is the founder of the nonprofit The Mission Continues and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Heart and the Fist.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring)
In his memoir adapted for teens, Navy SEAL Greitens details his experiences as a teenager and as a young adult. Episodic stories focus primarily on his overseas humanitarian efforts as well as his arduous SEAL training. Engaging and inspiring, Greitens's tales encourage readers to push themselves to become mentally, emotionally, and physically stronger in order to serve others.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 September)

Gr 8 Up—A former Navy SEAL describes his journey from aiding victims of violence to protecting people and, now, living a life of service. Modeling parts of his engaging memoir on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories he loved as a child, Greitens describes events along his path, preceding each with a short "You" segment presenting a moral dilemma taken from his own life. As a college student he began seeing the results of violence in the world with summers in China, Bosnia, and Rwanda. At home, he trained as a boxer to build his strength. After graduation he worked with Bolivian street children. At this point, halfway through the narrative, there is a series of black-and-white photographs. After a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, realizing that "courage and compassion are two sides of the same coin," and determined to become someone who protected those in need, he joined the Navy SEALS. That difficult training takes up most of the second half of the book, which concludes with a few scenes from his service in Iraq; a description of The Mission Continues, his nonprofit organization; and an exhortation to readers to live lives of service as well. Adapted from the adult title The Heart and the Fist (Houghton, 2011), this volume has been rearranged, shortened, and streamlined in ways sure to appeal its new audience.—Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD

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