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Something to Prove
  • Interest age: 11-18
  • School grade: 8-12

He didn't want to be known as a diabetic hockey player. He was a player with diabetes.

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9781552774809 | Published: March 2010

Winning Gold
  • Interest age: 12-18
  • School grade: 8-12

They'd lost the last 8 games they'd played against Team USA. To stand a chance at Olympic Gold, they just needed to believe.

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Big Train
  • Interest age: 11-18
  • School grade: 6-12

The story of the legendary iron man of sport, Lionel Conacher.
[Fry Reading Level 4.6

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Fearless
  • Interest age: 12-18
  • School grade: 7-12

The story of George Chuvalo - Canada's greatest boxer.

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Fighting for Gold
  • Interest age: 12-18
  • School grade: 8-12

Through determination, guts and guile, Canada's sledge hockey team wins Olympic gold in 2006.

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Tough Guys
  • Interest age: 11-17
  • School grade: 8-12

The story of "Bad" Joe Hall and Newsy Lalonde - two guys who learned to work together and deal with unexpected challenges.

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Crazy Canucks
  • Interest age: 12-18
  • School grade: 8-12

A behind-the-scenes look at this innovative Canadian ski team.

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Lacrosse Warrior
  • Interest age: 12-18
  • School grade: 7-12

Wendy Lewis tells the compelling story of how Mohawk lacrosse champion Gaylord Powless coped with brutal checking and racism during his career.

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Knockout
  • Interest age: 12-17
  • School grade: 7-12

How Tommy Burns became heavyweight champion of the world.

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Pink Power
  • Interest age: 12-17
  • School grade: 3-8

At the first-ever women's hockey world championships in 1990, Canada dressed its National Women's Team in pink, which offended many people. Lorna Schultz Nicholson offers an insider's look at the power behind the pink jerseys.

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9781550289879 | Published: November 2007


Record Books

Recordbooks Series

Sport biographies highlighting key social issues

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Series features

  • Ideal for reluctant readers
  • Hi-lo
  • Short chapters, easy-to-read format
  • Great for ESL and adult students
  • Writing with a flair for making history feel like novels
  • Accompanied by historical photos and sports trivia

"Historic photos and short chapters promise to make the book palatable for reluctant readers."
—Quill & Quire

"Kids who like 'infotainment' will be drawn to these books that read like a novel but includes fact boxes, photographs and a glossary." —CM Magazine

Recordbooks are non-fiction stories that help reluctant readers understand history and social issues through the lens of the true story of a sports hero. Showing the process of social change on issues like racism, diversity and conflict, these books engage and provide historical context by telling the often-heroic story of how an athlete or a team worked to change attitudes around them.