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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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imprint: Lorimer
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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.

About the Author

Melanie Florence

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanie's byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.
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12 to 18
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7 to 12
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Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and the Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL

On October 9, 2003, Jordin Tootoo played his first NHL game for the Nashville Predators. This was especially impressive because he was the first ever Inuit person to play in the NHL. The story of Jordin’s rise to fame is a captivating one. Life at home in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut was very different from the big cities where he eventually went to pursue his dream. This book chronicles the ups and downs of Tootoo’s personal life and career including his decision to go into rehab in 2010, as he fought to achieve his goal of playing hockey in the NHL. The author combines information about aboriginal life and the history of Canada’s north with hockey facts and Tootoo’s personal data in simple, straightforward text. Includes a glossary.

The suicide of his brother is included in the story.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2011-2012.

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