Native Athletes in Action!

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Native Athletes in Action! by Vincent Schilling

The life stories of 13 outstanding Native professional athletes will provide unique inspiration to young people. Native Athletes in Action! profiles outstanding athletes in such diverse sports as figure skating, race car driving, skiing, and bowling. Here, for young readers, are stories of how courageous and talented athletes used dedication, discipline, and perseverance to achieve their goals

The full list of athletes profiled:

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

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

128 pages / 6 x 9 paper / photos / Ages: 12 to 16 / Reading level: 6.0

Character Education, Health and Physical Ed: Sports, Language Arts: Biography, Social Studies: Native American culture

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