|By (author):||Sampson, Natalie|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / Canada|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Hockey|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General|
|Publisher:||Nimbus Publishing Limited|
|Size:||7.50in x 5.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
It's 1977, and 10-year-old Tina couldn't be happier about her life. Not because she just moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, but because she's finally old enough to make her dream come true: she can play on a real hockey team. But when she tries to join the league, she learns that girls aren't allowed to play on the boys' team-and there's no team for girls.
Despite jeers from classmates and cruelty from some of the town's adults, Tina is determined to play. She wants it more than anything. With the help of her family, Tina takes her fight to the Human Rights Commission. She's allowed to play on a team while her case goes through court, but though she's the best skater on the ice, even some of her teammates think she shouldn't be there. From facing down angry coaches to testifying on the stand, Tina does everything for one big goal: to play real hockey.
Based on an inspiring true story, No Girls Allowed is a journey of passion, determination, and sheer love of the game.
|From The Publisher*||All 10-year-old Tina wants is to play hockey. In Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1977, however, there's no team for girls and Tina isn't allowed to play on the boys' team. Sheer determination, and support from her family, drives her to take the fight to the Human Rights Commission, all in order to do what she loves most: play hockey.|