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P.K. Subban

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

By Catherine Rondina

This book will be available 4th February 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$12.95 Paperback
This book will be available 4th February 2020. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$8.95 Ebook
EPUB Not available
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.

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, 160 pages
Publication Date: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9781459415089
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, JNF053140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18

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  • Ideal for reluctant readers
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  • Short chapters, easy-to-read format
  • Great for ESL and adult students
  • Writing with a flair for making history feel like novels
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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.

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