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The Autobiography of Willie O'Ree : Hockey's Black Pioneer (NHL)
On January 18, 1958, Willie O'Ree stepped onto the ice at the Montreal Forum and changed the face of hockey. Racial prejudice was not Willie's only challenge: in junior hockey, an errant puck blinded Willie in his right eye. Doctors told Willie he would never play hockey again. Willie went on to play 1,288 games as a professional, in the NHL(R) and WHL over a 21-year pro c ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published January 10th 2000 by Somerville
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First I enjoy autobiographies written for young adults because the books get to the point. This is an important book for hockey. Mr. O'Ree's life is a testament to his fortitude. he battles against major injuries as well as color to make it to the NHL. For a Black man to become a professional athlete in 1958 was a major accomplishment. I like the way Mr.O'Ree talks about dealing with the racism and not letting it consume him. He gives a sense of history of black players who came before him and d ...more