Fall 2020

P.K. Subban

Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Colour

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

P.K. Subban is a remarkable athlete and role model. Initially drafted in 2007 to the Montreal Canadiens, P.K. now plays for the New Jersey Devils. He’s set records and won the Norris Trophy, the highest honor in hockey for a defenseman. Often the center of controversy, he is the pride of many fans and a hero to young athletes of color. His stand against racism relies more on actions to support others than on relating his own experiences. He is known to have made the largest donation to charity by a Canadian athlete in history, and works to build an understanding between at-risk youth and law enforcement across North America.

Format Your Price
978-1-4594-1510-2
$20.99
978-1-4594-1508-9
$8.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007050, JNF053140, JNF054070
Dewey 920
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Lexile 800
Features Fast facts, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“Hockey fans, or anyone inspired by how perseverance leads to success, will be inspired by Subban’s story.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“An accessible treatment of a remarkable ice hockey player.”—Kirkus Reviews

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

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 →