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Lacrosse Warrior

The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless

by Wendy A. Lewis

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ISBN:9781552779071
imprint: Lorimer
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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.

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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.
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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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Association of Book Publishers of BC
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Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless

This account of the history of lacrosse in Canada, mainly told through Gaylord Powless’ accomplishments as Canada’s lacrosse hero, begins with a description of the early version of the ball and stick game played by his Mohawk ancestors. The game was not known as “lacrosse” until named by European settlers in the 1600s. Lewis recounts the evolution of the sport, from a time when Aboriginal players were excluded from non-Aboriginal lacrosse leagues, to today, where players of many nationalities share the field. Gaylord’s many accomplishments in spectator-sport “box” lacrosse are the focal point of this book. The Gaylord Powless Trophy for most sportsmanlike player honours his contributions to the sport. A glossary of lacrosse terms is included.

Lewis won the Vicky Metcalf Award winner Graveyard Girl.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless (Recordbooks)

Gaylord Powless, who was playing lacrosse by age three, had lacrosse in his blood. He came from generations of legendary Mohawk players of the game. His tremendous skill and native ancestry, though, made him a target on and off the lacrosse floor. Includes black-andwhite photos and glossary.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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