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The Warrior's Heart Eric Greitens

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year

Barnes and Noble Best Teen Book Of The Year


"It's no small feat to make a difference in somebody's life, and Greitens has written a book that is a fitting honor to all the people who made a difference in his. By sharing these stories with young readers, he now has a chance to make a difference in a few more."

—The New York Times Book Review

The Warrior's Heart
Becoming a man of compassion and courage

As a humanitarian, he helped aid workers heal orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in camps alongside Bosnian refugees. As a warrior, he excelled at the hardest military training in the world and teamed up with fellow SEALs to hunt al Qaeda terrorists in Irag.

In The Warrior's Heart, an adaptation of his best-selling memoir, The Heart and the Fist, Eric brings his adventures to life for teens, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom. His exciting journey takes readers across the world, from his boyhood home in Missouri. to a factory in China, to the refugee camps of Rwanda, to the battlefield in Iraq. Through his service, he shows how we can all make a difference.

Along the way, Eric speaks directly to teens through intimate second-person narratives that allow readers to exercise their imagination and broaden their horizons. He asks readers to consider various scenarios: Would vou walk into dangerous streets to protest for your own freedom? Would you take in a hungry refugee child if it meant less food for you? How would you keep your team strong during the hardest week of SEAL team training?

Eric's personal stories will inspire readers to live every day with compassion and courage.

In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric speaks directly to teen readers, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that ask the reader to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in Eric’s evolution from average kid to globe-traveling humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with the most elite military outfit in the world: the Navy SEALs. Along the way, they’ll be asked to consider the power of choices, of making the decision each and every day to act with courage and compassion so that they grow to be tomorrow’s heroes. Sure to inspire and motivate.

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