Jim Thorpe was the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal in 1912 for the pentathlon and decathlon and is considered one of the most versatile athletes in modern sports.
Children’s books about Jim Thorpe:
Bright Path: Young Jim Thorpe by Don Brown
Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac
Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army by Art Coulson