Steve Sheinkin, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 7:00pm

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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Quote from Claire on Why You Should Be There: "I'm freaking out about this. Truly. He's the one who wrote Bomb, Notorious Benedict Arnold, Port Chicago 50, Lincoln's Grave Robbers, etc. In short, stellar non-fiction for middle grade and YA. He is a fabulous speaker for young and old. In fact, he's hilarious."

When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 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 such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

But this is not just an underdog story. It’s an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved—and exploitative—pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin.

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, was a National Book Award finalist and received the 2014 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, won both the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War was a National Book Award finalist, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.

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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596439542
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 17th, 2017

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596439528
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 22nd, 2015

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250024602
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - February 19th, 2013

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596437968
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 21st, 2014

Lincoln's Grave Robbers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545405720
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2013

Bomb: The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596434875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flash Point - September 4th, 2012

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