Jim Thorpe, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Think you know all there is to know about Jim Thorpe? Well, did you know that:* His Sauk and Fox name was Wa-Tho-Huk, which means Bright Path?* He broke his high school’s high jump record on his very first jump?* On the football field, he could run fast enough to catch his own punt? Jim Thorpe has been called the greatest athlete of the twentieth century. He excelled in football, baseball, and track and field. He won two Olympic gold medals in 1912. But his career was marred by controversy. And as a Native American, he faced much prejudice. Read all about his struggles and his triumphs.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Category Sports
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054140
Dewey 796.092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 6.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 115547
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Carrie Golus

Carrie Golus has been a freelance writer since 1991. She has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, as well as website content, brochures, video scripts, press releases, and the text for a museum exhibition. She holds a BA and a MA in English language and literature from the University of Chicago. She has written several biographies for young readers.