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Lacrosse Warrior

The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless

By Wendy A. Lewis

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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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.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.5


Note to Readers


1. North America's First Team Sport

2. First There Was Ross

3. Growing Up with Lacrosse

4. In the Box

5. Oshawa's New Star

6. The Marvellous Mohawk

7. Sticks and Stones

8. Canada's Team Player

9. Turning Pro

10. At Home and Away

11. Giving Back to the Game

12. The Final Battle



About the Author

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Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2009

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

- Dave Jenkinson, CM Magazine

"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."

- Jordan Standup, The Eastern Door

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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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 29th May 2008
ISBN: 9781552770016
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 20th October 2008
ISBN: 9781552770023
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text, 120 pages
Publication Date: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552779071
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JNF007100, JNF038120, JNF053140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.5
Lexile Reading Level: 840L


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Sport biographies highlighting key social issues

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Series features

  • Ideal for reluctant readers
  • Hi-lo
  • Short chapters, easy-to-read format
  • Great for ESL and adult students
  • Writing with a flair for making history feel like novels
  • Accompanied by historical photos and sports trivia

"Historic photos and short chapters promise to make the book palatable for reluctant readers."
—Quill & Quire

"Kids who like 'infotainment' will be drawn to these books that read like a novel but includes fact boxes, photographs and a glossary." —CM Magazine

Recordbooks are non-fiction stories that help reluctant readers understand history and social issues through the lens of the true story of a sports hero. Showing the process of social change on issues like racism, diversity and conflict, these books engage and provide historical context by telling the often-heroic story of how an athlete or a team worked to change attitudes around them.