Read the real-life story of the great Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indians who walked into the football stadium at West Point in 1912 as underdogs but strode off the field winners after one of the biggest college football upsets ever. You’ll also learn more about the other players on the legendary Carlisle football team, their coach Pop Warner and the horrors of the American Indian boarding school era.
Travis Skinaway doesn’t know the full story of the sport of lacrosse: He only knows that he struggles to play the game as part of his middle school team. Travis is ready to hang up his gear, but then his grandfather appears in a dream, explaining to him the deep cultural and spiritual connection of lacrosse to American Indians. When opportunity strikes in the big game, Travis carries the weight of tradition onto the field with him, celebrating skills handed down through generations.
Art Coulson is Cherokee from Oklahoma and comes from a family of storytellers. Some of his earliest memories were of listening to stories and reading books on his grandmother’s lap. He has been a writer his whole life and published his first two books when he was in elementary school.