Fall 2018

Jarome Iginla

How the NHL's First Black Captain Gives Back

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

There’s much more to Jarome Iginla’s story than being the first black captain of an NHL team. He is also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice.

“Iggy” grew up in a single-parent household in St. Albert, Alberta. It was thanks to his grandparents that he started to play hockey. His hard work paid off and, in 1996, at the age of 18, Iggy was drafted into the NHL. He went on to become a multiple-award-winning hockey player and two-time Olympic champion. But he never forgot his struggles in his rise to hockey stardom. Today, he plays an important role for many young hockey-loving Canadians by promoting diversity in hockey.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45941-300-9
$27.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Sports
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF054070, JNF018010
Dewey 920
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 840
Features Fast facts, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Nicole Mortillaro

Nicole Mortillaro is a sports editor and writer from Toronto. Her first book in the Recordbooks series was Something to Prove, a biography of hockey player Bobby Clarke.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Lorimer Recordbooks

Recordbooks is a high/low nonfiction series that helps teens understand social issues through the stories of sports heroes. These books feature trailblazing NHL athletes who have overcome racial barriers in their lives and in their careers. View available downloads →