Aron Ralston: Pinned in a Canyon

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Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn the shocking story of Aron Ralston, a man who became trapped under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to survive. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions, callouts, and sidebars, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author.

Table of Contents

  • Trapped!
  • How Did He Get Here?
  • Counting the Hours
  • I Have to Do This
  • Still the Outdoorsman
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index



  • Dewey: 92
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781634074698): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781503807181): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Subject: Narrative Nonfiction
  • Imprint: MOMENTUM
  • Series: True Stories, Real People


  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 4
  • Lexile® Measure: 800
  • Guided Reading Level: S
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.0
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 180025
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "True Stories, Real People" in Horn Book Guide

True Stories, Real People series. Each short, inspiring biography is divided into four or five chapters written in an objective, unpretentious manner. Quotation sources are fastidiously footnoted and listed in the back matter. Navigation is easy thanks to clean layouts and a simple color scheme (orange photo captions, navy call-out boxes). Great for school assignments and engaging enough for pleasure reading. Reading list. Glos., ind.


Author: Roberta Baxter


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