Queens of the Ice
They Were Fast, They Were Fierce, They Were Teenage Girls
From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks
In 1931, a group of ten teenage girls from Preston (present-day Cambridge), Ontario, enlisted the help of the top women’s sport journalists of the era, and the Preston Rivulettes hockey team was born. Within a decade the team became so good that no other team would dare to play against them. Yet the struggles these young women faced are ones that women can still relate to today, including criticism for aggressive play and fighting, lack of financial and fan support, the right to govern their own sports organizations, and ice time that went to boys’ and men’s teams first.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||High/Low, Social Studies, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: Feminism, Diversity, Sports|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||136|
Author: Carly Adams
Carly Adams is a sports historian at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. She has written many articles on the history of women in hockey. Carly is also the Book Review Editor for Sport History Review.
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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 →