Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 17
- Grade: 3 to 8
- Reading age: 12 to 17
At the first-ever women's hockey world championships in 1990, Canada dressed its National Women's Team in pink. Offending many, the controversial decision nevertheless drew media and public attention to the series and subsequently registration in girls' hockey went up 40%. Lorna Schultz Nicholson offers an insider's look at the power behind the pink jerseys. [Fry Reading Level - 3.2
About the author
LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON a grandi à St. Catharines, en Ontario. Enfant, elle aimait lire, écrire et jouer à plusieurs sports. Elle a joué en tant que défenseure dans une équipe de hockey féminine et elle était membre de l'équipe nationale d'aviron. Elle est une auteure reconnue de livres destinés aux pré-ados et ados, de la série d'albums illustrés Puckster et de plusieurs livres documentaires sur le hockey. Lorna habite à Edmonton, en Alberta.
LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and as a child loved to read, write and compete in all kinds of sports. She is the respected author of many middle-grade and YA novels, the Puckster picture book series, and several non-fiction books about hockey, including the Amazing Hockey Stories series. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her family. Not surprisingly, she is a HUGE Edmonton Oilers fan. Visit her online at www.lornaschultznicholson.com.
"Pink Power is the best of the series, largely because of the author's skills in writing to a juvenile audience."
Hockey Book Reviews.com
Pink Power: The First Women’s World Hockey Champions (Recordbooks)At the first-ever women’s hockey world championships in 1990, Canada’s team dressed in pink. The controversial decision offended many, but caught media and public attention and led to a 40% increase in registration for girls’ hockey. Contains black-and-white photos, epilogue and glossary.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.