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Sheinkin, Steve
Native American Jim Thorpe became a super athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Indomitable coach Pop Warner was a football mastermind. In 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Sheinkin provides a true underdog sports story -- and an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures.

980 Lexile.|||980L Lexile|||juvenile

Steve Sheinkin.

Accelerated Reader 6.8.

Reading Counts! 8.3.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.8 9 186921.

Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2017.

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017

Horn Book Fanfare List, 2017

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 6.8 9.0 186921.

Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.8 9.0 186921.
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