Journeyman is a first-person biography of Ojibwe right-winger Jamie Leach, son of the legendary NHL superstar Reggie Leach. Follow the fascinating hockey trajectory from his childhood years watching his father play for Philadelphia Flyers, to Jamie's first goal in the NHL.
Journeyman touches on Jamie's summers on Lake Winnipeg, the World Junior Hockey Championships, his life in the minor leagues, and his eventual draft into the NHL as a Pittsburgh Penguin. Discover how some of hockey's biggest stars, such as Bobby Clarke, Jaromir Jagr, and Mario Lemieux, influenced Jamie's life.
Written in close consultation with Jamie and his mother, readers will learn about the struggles Jamie conquered, including his father's alcoholism and his own crippling self-doubt. A story of determination, heartbreak and perseverance.
Anna Rosner teaches French at university, writes children's stories, and is the published author of short-story fiction and numerous scholarly articles. Dedicated to promoting her love for words, Anna has taught language and literacy to children and adults ages five to seventy-five. Anna is the Director of Books with Wings, which provides brand new, quality picture books for indiginous children who reside in isolated Canadian communities. This is her first book.
"Jamie is a true journeyman: dedicated and relentless in achieving his goals, and a proud yet humble teammate. I'm sure you'll enjoy his story, path, and insight." - Bryan Trottier, former player for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins
"Recommended for hockey fans and nonfans alike." - Kirkus Reviews
"This straightforward, inspiring account goes down easy and should appeal to most kids, especially skaters looking for role models." - Booklist