Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Colour
From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||High/Low, Social Studies, 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||160|
“Hockey fans, or anyone inspired by how perseverance leads to success, will be inspired by Subban’s story.”—Booklist
“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 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 →