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Jordin Tootoo

The highs and lows in the journey of the first Inuk to play in the NHL

By Melanie Florence

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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Jordin Tootoo is known for having to "fight his way through." Jordin had more than his fair share of fights both on and off the ice. He had to overcome the social problems that are associated with the far north, fight his way through the discrimination and culture shock he encountered after leaving his remote community 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.

From a small rink in the Arctic Circle, to becoming an NHL hero, this is the story of the highs and lows of the first Inuk to play in the NHL.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Electronic book text, 104 pages
Publication Date: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552775301
Format: EPUB
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Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 7th September 2010
ISBN: 9781552775295
Binding: Paperback
Replaces: 9781552775318
Publication Date: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9781552775318
Binding: Hardback
Replaced by: 9781552775295

BISAC Code:  YAN038010, YAN053060
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.6
Lexile Reading Level: 880L


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