Chapter Book for Lacrosse Players: The Warriors (ages 8-14)

 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 gun shot 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.

To examine this book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Always nice to hear about lacrosse stories that are out there to drive interest to the youth so that they can appreciate the history of the game. In the book I published I made sure to do this as well so that the proper respect can be giving for the sport that has played a major part of my life.

    Dave Gardner

    • Hi Dave,
      It’s so hard to find lacrosse books for kids and lacrosse is becoming a very popular sport where I live in New England. Thanks for the heads up about your book: The Commandments of Lacrosse by Dave Gardner.

      The Commandments of Lacrosse is a training book with 50 rules to follow to help make yourself a better teammate and player in the game of Lacrosse. These rules apply to both the men’s and women’s game and expand from young or beginning players to professionals. This Lacrosse book makes a great gift to coaches, players and family members looking to learn more about the game, improve their skills or relive their love for lacrosse.
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