The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL
From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks
Jordin Tootoo is known for having to “fight his way through.” Jordin had more than his fair share of fights both on and off the ice. He had to overcome the social problems that are associated with the far north, fight his way through the discrimination and culture shock he encountered after leaving his remote community to play in the Juniors, and see his way through the grief of losing his NHL-bound older brother and hero, Terence Tootoo, to suicide in 2002.
From a small rink in the Arctic Circle, to joining the Nashville Predators in 2001 and becoming an NHL hero, this is the story of the highs and lows of the first Inuk to play in the NHL.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Sports|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||104|
Author: Melanie Florence
Melanie Florence is the author of several award-winning fiction and non-fiction books about Indians. She is of Plains Cree and Scottish descent. She lives in lives in Toronto with her family.
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Lorimer 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 →