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Jarome Iginla

How the NHL's first black captain gives back

By Nicole Mortillaro

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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He's the face of the Calgary Flames, but there's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than just being the first black captain of an NHL team. He's also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice.Jarome (nicknamed Iggy) grew up in a single-parent household in St. Albert, Alberta. It was thanks to support of his grandparents that he started to play hockey. His hard work paid off and, in 1996, at the age of 18, Iggy was drafted into the NHL. He went on to become a multiple-award-winning hockey player and two-time Olympic champion. But he never forgot his struggles in his rise to hockey stardom. Today, Iginla plays an important role for many young hockey-loving Canadians by working to ensure that the sport is open to committed players of all backgrounds. [Fry Reading Level - 5.0

Contents

Prologue

1. A Star is Born

2. Drafted!

3. "What's an Iginla?"

4. Best of the Best

5. Highs and Lows

6. Fanning the Flames

7. A Heart of Gold

8. Breaking Barriers

9. Captaincy

10. Cup-Bound

11. Life after the Finals

12. Back to Work

13. Olympic Fever

Epilogue

Glossary

About the Author

Photo Credits

Index

This book is very high interest, low vocab, so even struggling readers will find themselves comfortable with this work.

- Alison Edwards Resource Links

"Through his skilled and confident leadership on the ice and his generous devotion to philanthropic projects in his spare time, Jarome Iginla is presented as a truly great person who will inspire readers as they chase their own athletic dreams...a sound addition to the RecordBooks series about Canadian athletes. Recommended."

- Clancy Pryde Canadian Review of Materials

NICOLE MORTILLARO is a sports editor and writer from Toronto. Her first book in the Recordbooks series was Something to Prove, a biography of hockey player Bobby Clarke who had to defy stereotypes to earn a spot in the NHL.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 7th September 2010
ISBN: 9781552775417
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9781552775424
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552775431
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YNW, YXN
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.1.0.0, JNF007100, JNF053140, JNF054070
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Lexile Reading Level: 840L
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 5.0

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