The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Jim Thorpe looked ridiculous and he knew it---like a scarecrow dressed for football, he'd say later.Friday 56:
It wasn't easy. As the New York Sun reported, the moment the Carlisle men jogged onto the field, 'the crowd at once began to indulge in war whoops.' The Indian players didn't respond. They'd already learned to expect this obnoxious sort of reception.Comments: I've always wanted to learn more about this American trackstar and Olympian, Jim Thorpe. But now I am learning about him as an athlete and also about Pop Warner, a famous football coach. Steve Sheinkin is a fabulous writer of nonfiction books for teens.