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The Warriors

by (author) Joseph Bruchac

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2004
Category
General, Intermediate
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781581960228
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
  • Reading age: 10 to 11

Description

When twelve-year-old Jake Forrest's mother gets a job in a new city, everything changes. He has to move away from the Iroquois reservation he's lived on his entire life—away from his aunt and uncle, and away from the friends he plays lacrosse with. The lacrosse coach and players at his new school in Washington, D.C., believe that winning is everything, and they don't know anything about the ways of his people. As Jake struggles to find a place where he truly belongs, tragedy strikes and he must find out who he really is. Can he find courage to face the warrior within—the warrior who values peace and leads other to more noble pursuits than outscoring the opposition?

About the author

Joseph Bruchac is the author of Skeleton Man, The Return of Skeleton Man, Bearwalker, The Dark Pond, and Whisper in the Dark, as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents. You can visit him online at www.josephbruchac.com.

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Awards

  • Winner, Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Winner, ILA Teacher's Choices
  • Long-listed, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards
  • Winner, Nutmeg Award
  • Winner, Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year

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