Random House to adapt ‘Unbroken’ for young adults

April 17, 2014 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling survival saga “Unbroken.”

Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books, said Thursday the adaption will be published on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, with a first printing of 200,000 copies.

“Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive” chronicles the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II hero and track star who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

A motion picture based on the book and directed by Angelina Jolie is set for release on Christmas Day.

Hillenbrand also wrote the bestselling “Seabiscuit: An American Legend.”