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To Coach Dempsey, the Warriors teams and their Indian mascot symbolize the honor and glory of the Southwind High School athletic tradition. But soccer star Tom Gray sees little more than a denigrating cultural stereotype in the teams mascot and the stern, war-painted Indian-head profile. As a Mohawk, Tom knows only too well the hardships Native Americans face in their struggle for respect. So when his fathers tragic death forces him and his mother to move to Southwind, Tom must make the decision of a lifetime: betray his family and heritage, or boycott Dempseys team and abandon the sport he loves.

Exciting play-by-plays pepper this tale, vividly capturing soccer strategy and action in a novel exploring the nature of honor and the courage required to stand up for your beliefs.

About the Author

Growing up in Vermont, Erik E. Esckilsen held a few part-time jobs too frightening to write about before landing a position selling shoes at the local mall. That experience left an indelible impression, inspiring this book and sending him fleeing from retail sales forever. Since then, he has driven a cab, played in rock-n-roll bands, traveled the world, and worked as a journalist with such publications as Entertainment Weekly and the Boston Globe. He lives and writes in Vermont and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618462841
Author:
Esckilsen, Erik E
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Esckilsen, Erik E.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Mohawk indians
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
46
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.28x5.82x.73 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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