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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Spiral-Bound | January 15, 2019

Steve Sheinkin

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America's favorite sport and Native American history collide in this thrilling true story for middle-grade readers, about one of the nation's greatest football teams.

When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called “the team that invented football,” they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

But this is not just an underdog story. It's an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved—and exploitative—pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin.

Publisher: Macmillan
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1250294479
Item Weight: 1.0 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.7 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings