Unstoppable

$16.00

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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154350406X
ISBN-13: 978-1543504064

27 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

In the autumn of 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. Known for unusual formations and innovative plays, the Carlisle squad was out to prove just one thing ― that it was the best football team in all the land. Book includes short biographies of the members of the Carlisle Indians, as well as information about Carlisle and other Indian boarding schools.

Additional information

Weight14.6 oz
Dimensions11 × .4 × 9.1 in

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