P.K. Subban: Fighting racism to become a hockey superstar and role model for athletes of colour

Category: Book
By (author): Rondina, Catherine
Series: Lorimer Recordbooks
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
Audience: young adult
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Published: February 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00in x 4.25in
Our Price:
$ 12.95
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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.

From The Publisher*A biography of Canadian defenceman P.K. Subban, which focuses on his determination, his experience with racism and his support for charities for children
Biographical Note

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 won the 2019 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award. Catherine lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.