Michael O'Reilly is the shortest kid on the lacrosse team, and the youngest. He doesn't play rough, and everyone says he's not tough enough for the sport. When tension breaks out between teams and one team accuses the other of racist behavior, Michael realizes that he is tough after all -- he's the only one brave enough to speak the truth. [Fry Reading Level - 4.1]
BILL SWAN has worked as a journalism teacher, editor and newspaper columnist. His first three novels, "Fast Finish," "Mud Run," and "Off Track" are highly recommended by "CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials." "Mud Run" was nominated for a Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award. He is also the author of "Corner Kick." He lives in Courtice, Ontario with his wife and daughter.