The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless
From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||High/Low, Social Studies, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, Sports|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||120|
Author: Wendy A. Lewis
Wendy A. Lewis is the author of several books for teens as well as several popular picture books. She lives in Uxbridge, Ontario, with her family, where she also teaches writing.
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Lorimer Recordbooks is a high/low nonfiction series that features the true stories of how an athlete or a team worked to change attitudes around them about real issues like racism and sexism. View available downloads →