Jim Thorpe: 20th-Century Jockby Robert Lipsyte
Jim Thorpe was cheered as a superman when he won Olympic gold medals in both the decathlon and the pentathlon. Later, the young Native American was stripped of those honors and disgraced when authorities discovered he once played semi-professional baseball.
Meet the Author
Robert Lipsyte is an award-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and USA Today and is the author of a number of acclaimed books, including The Contender and Raiders Night. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring the whole of his contribution to literature for young readers. He lives in New York.
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