Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army, written by Art Coulson and illustrated by Nick Hardcastle, signed by the author.
Age Range: 6 – 10 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Series: Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books
Library Binding (hardcover): 40 pages
Publisher: Capstone Editions (August 1, 2018)
Available on backorder
In 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger and better-equipped West Points Cadets. Sportswriters billed the game as a sort of rematch, pitting against each other the descendants of U.S. soldiers and American Indians who fought on the battlefield only 20 years earlier. But for lightning-fast Jim Thorpe and the other Carlisle players, that day’s game was about skill, strategy, and determination.