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edition:Paperback
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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: May 2008
ISBN:9781552770016
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer

Lacrosse Warrior

The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless

by Wendy A. Lewis

tagged: sports & recreation, prejudice & racism, native canadian
Description

Gaylord Powless was playing lacrosse by the age of three. His father was a famous player who taught Gaylord everything he knew. But Gaylord's tremendous skill and native ancestry made him a target on and off the lacrosse floor. Gaylord learned that the best revenge was to improve his game. He became a standard for sportsmanship and skill and a pioneer in promoting equality for Canadian athletes of all ethnic backgrounds.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.5

About the Author

Wendy A. Lewis

WENDY A. LEWIS is the author of Graveyard Girl, an award-winning collection of stories for teens, In Abby's Hands, and the "Recordbooks" volume Fire on the Water: The Red-Hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan, as well as several popular picture books. She lives in Uxbridge, Ontario, with her family, where she also teaches writing.
Contributor Notes

WENDY A. LEWIS is the author of Graveyard Girl, an award-winning collection of stories for teens, In Abby's Hands, and the "Recordbooks" volume Fire on the Water: The Red-Hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan, as well as several popular picture books. She lives in Uxbridge, Ontario, with her family, where she also teaches writing.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
7 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 18
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

"This fun and easy-to-read book is a great learning tool for young and old alike and can be appreciated by anyone, regardless of their race."

— The Eastern Door

". . . Lacrosse Warrior is both a fine contribution to the "Recordbooks" series and to the literature about First Nations figures. Recommended.

— CM Magazine

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