NATIVE ATHLETES in ACTION! Revised Edition

The revised edition of Native Athletes in Action! includes two new and exciting young basketball players added to the roster of outstanding Native athletes already included in the book. Shoni Schimmel, a tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla in eastern Oregon, has earned the nicknames “The Umatilla Thrilla” and “Showtime” in the world of women’s basketball. To people in Indian Country, Shoni is an absolute hero. Kenny Dobbs,
aka “The Dunk Inventor,” is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has toured the globe with the National Basketball Association as a celebrity dunker for sold-out shows.

The biographies of all 13 athletes describe the hard work, determination, and education it took to accomplish their dreams and become the champions they are. Listed below are the other athletes who are profiled:

Naomi Lang (Karuk)
Jordin Tootoo (Inuit)
Cory Witherill (Navajo)
Stephanie Murata (Osage)
Beau Kemp (Choctaw/Chickasaw)
Alwyn Morris (Mohawk)
Shelly Hruska (Métis)
Cheri Becerra-Madsen (Omaha)
Delby Powless (Mohawk)
Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox Nation)

Awards
2007 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award:
Multicultural Nonfiction Young Adult - Bronze

Age: 12 to 16
Reading level: 6.0
Character Education
Health & Physical Ed: Sports
Language Arts: Biography
Social Studies: Native American Culture

ISBN: 
9781939053145
Author: 
Vincent Schilling
Price: 
$9.95
Page Count: 
128
Publication Year:: 
2016
Width:: 
6.0
Height:: 
9.0
Format:: 
Softcover
Publisher:: 
7th Generation