Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin (796.3326 She)
Jim Thorpe, the early 20th c. all-American football hero, has been the standard biographical default for Native Americans when designing multicultural lessons. In 2006 another Native American and children’s author Joseph Bruchac  wrote an accessible biography geared toward middle school readers.
There is no doubt everyone will learn something effortlessly due to the engaging writing style and dogged research with use of innumerable primary documents that our students have come to love and appreciate from this author.
Recommended for all ages, young and old alike.
 Bruchac, Joseph. Jim Thorpe, Original All-American. Penguin Group, 2006. Print.
 Freedman, Russell, and George Buctel. Children of the Wild West. Clarion Books, 1983. Print.