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P.K. Subban

Fighting racism to become a hockey superstar and role model for athletes of colour

By Catherine Rondina

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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Born in Canada to parents who emigrated from the Caribbean, P.K. Subban is a remarkable athlete and role model. A talent on the ice, playing for some of the best teams in the NHL, P.K. has set records and won the Norris Trophy, the highest honour in hockey for a defenceman. Often the centre of controversy, at one time named one of the most hated hockey players in the NHL for his outspoken attitude, he is the pride of many fans across Canada and a hero to young athletes of colour. 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. P.K.'s story has evolved into an incredible family story of three first-generation-born-in-Canada brothers who, starting with P.K., all were drafted into the NHL. P.K. and his siblings were brought up to work hard to make their dreams come true by a father who taught in one of the toughest neighbourhoods in Toronto. A philanthropic thinker, a media favourite and force to be reckoned with on the ice — this is P.K. Subban.

"Readers will definitely come away with a sense that they have met and know both P. K. the superstar hockey player and P. K. the man."

- Dave Jenkinson CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Hockey fans, or anyone inspirbed by how perseverance leads to success, will be inspired by Subban's story."

- Sharon Rawlins Booklist

"An easy read even for those who are not hockey fans."

- Kirkus Reviews

CATHERINE RONDINA is a writer, educator, library assistant and sports fan. She writes award-winning nonfiction for children, and her previous Lorimer Recordbook on hockey star goalie Carey Price win the 2019 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award. Catherine lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459415089
Format: 7in x 4.25in
20 b+w photographs

Binding: Hardback, 160 pages
Publication Date: 1st August 2020
ISBN: 9781459415102
Format: 7in x 4.25in
20 b+w photographs

Binding: Electronic book text, 160 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459415096
Format: EPUB
20 b+w photographs

BISAC Code:  JNF007050, JNF007100, JNF053140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Lexile Reading Level: 800L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 5.2


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