I am not a sports fan, but I absolutely loved this book! As always, Sheinkin's writing has all the emotion and fast pacing of a novel and the fact that it's all true only adds to the fascination. There's a wide variety of topics covered but it all feels cohesive. I particularly appreciate the way Sheinkin addresses injustices without sounding preachy and while engaging the reader. A sure-fit hit with fans of history and sports.
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
6th - 8th grade
Tags: history, nonfiction, people of color, sports