Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe And the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army

ISBN-10: 1543504132
ISBN-13: 9781543504132
Author: Coulson, Art
Illustrated by: Hardcastle, Nick
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Capstone

Publication Date: July 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 40

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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: 830L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football

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.
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