Best Chapter Book for Boys Who Play Lacrosse
For anyone who loves the game of lacrosse, this is a must-read book. To the Iroquois nation, lacrosse is a game that is spiritual and helps to connect their community through the act of playing. In this novel by gifted Native Indian author Joseph Bruchac, Jake Forrest leaves his reservation for a posh boarding school in Washington D.C. The two worlds could not be more different, and the only thing in common in the game of lacrosse. But at boarding school, lacrosse is played with a very different attitude than at home.
Despite being a star player, Jake feels like he doesn’t fit in, until the day his coach is hospitalized from gunshot wounds. When Jake shares his Native Indian culture about the healing power of lacrosse with his school, he also finds that both worlds are not so different after all. [chapter book, grades 4-8]
For anyone interested in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame mentioned in the book, here is the link.
p.s. This would be the perfect book for a reluctant reader who loves lacrosse in grades 4-8.
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