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Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team / Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin, Steve, (author.).

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  • 19 of 26 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Baker County Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Baker County Library.

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1 current hold with 26 total copies.

Summary:

When Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in the history of America's favorite sport. Called "the team that invented football," Carlisle's innovative squad challenged the greatest, most elite teams--Harvard, Yale, Army--audaciously vowing to take their place among the nation's football powers. This is an astonishing underdog sports story--and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. It's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. --from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 796.33263 .T519s 2017 (Text) 37814003252146 YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION Book System_Only_3months 07/20/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781596439542
  • ISBN: 1596439548
  • ISBN: 9781250294470
  • ISBN: 1250294479
  • Physical Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Oregon Battle of the Books 2020-2021, Grade 6-8.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Tryout -- First half -- The star -- The coach -- The game -- The school -- Alien world -- The team -- Restless disposition -- Carlisle vs. the big four -- Charlie -- The Carlisle rut -- Football imagination -- New team -- Carlisle vs. Pennsylvania -- Wild horses -- Haughty crimson -- Before and after -- Football on trial -- High jump -- Second half -- The forward pass -- Carlisle against the world -- Modern football -- Crossroads -- The quarterback -- All in -- Carlisle vs. Harvard -- All-American -- Stockholm -- One more year -- Into the whirlwind -- Football evolution -- Carlisle vs. Army -- Last games -- Brutal business -- Undefeated -- Epilogue: back on top.
Summary, etc.:
When Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in the history of America's favorite sport. Called "the team that invented football," Carlisle's innovative squad challenged the greatest, most elite teams--Harvard, Yale, Army--audaciously vowing to take their place among the nation's football powers. This is an astonishing underdog sports story--and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. It's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. --from back cover.
Target Audience Note:
980L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 6.8 9.0 186921.
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.8 9.0 186921.
Subject: Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953 > Juvenile literature.
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey), 1871-1954 > Juvenile literature.
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) > Football.
Football > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Indians, Treatment of > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Biographies.
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