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)
$8.00 – $16.00
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.