Saratoga: Launch party for Steve Sheinkin "Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team"

Event date: 

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Join us for a conversation in our event space, followed by refreshments & a book signing in the Berkshire Mountain Bakery (the cafe space connected to our bookstore) with award-winning young adult author Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin will discuss his new book with Joseph Bruchac, author of the novel Jim Thorpe: The Original All-American, and refreshments will be served.


Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American

Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad

Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where 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.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse author Steve Sheinkin, it's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596439542
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 17th, 2017