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Jordin Tootoo

The highs and lows in the journey of the first Inuit player in the NHL

By Melanie Florence

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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Hockey is a relatively new sport in Canada's North. It wasn't until 2003 that Jordin Kudluk "Thunder" Tootoo became the first Inuk to play in an NHL game. Although hockey is a rough sport to begin with, Jordin Tootoo is known for having to "fight his way through." Jordin has had more than his fair share of fights both on and off the ice. He's had to overcome the social problems that are associated with the North, fight his way through the discrimination and culture shock he encountered after leaving Rankin Inlet and moving to Alberta 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.

This new, updated biography explores the struggles and accomplishments of the most recognized role model for young Aboriginal and Inuit people today.

Awards

Commended - American Indian Youth Literature Award - 2012

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time journalist and award-winning children's writer. She is the author of the teen novels The Missing, Rez Rebel, One Night and Rez Runaway. She lives in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459415188
Format: 7in x 4.25in
20 b+w photographs

BIC Code: YNM, YNW, YXN
BISAC Code:  JNF007050, JNF007100, JNF053140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18

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