How a First Nations Kid Became a Superstar Goaltender
From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks
Twenty years ago, Carey Price was flying hundreds of miles across the country so he could play on the nearest organized hockey team. Today, he is the highest-paid goalie in the NHL. But he’s never forgotten where he started.
The son of an NHL draftee and the chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, Carey got his start on skates as a toddler. The natural athlete went on to become the top amateur player in Canada in 2002, getting drafted fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens three years later. Now one of the most recognizable figures in hockey, Carey credits his success to his community of Anahim Lake, where hard work and commitment often face off against remoteness and cost. Throughout his incredible career, he’s taken every opportunity possible to encourage all young people, especially those who share his Indigenous background, to follow their dreams.
Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||High/Low, Social Studies, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, Sports|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||152|
“An inspiring story, especially for hockey fans and not just for reluctant teen readers.”—Kirkus
Author: Catherine Rondina
Catherine Rondina is a columnist and reporter. Her writing for children has appeared in educational anthologies, literacy workbooks for students, and she is the co-author of a guide to professional baseball for women.
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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 →