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Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL

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Hockey is a relatively new sport in Canada's North. It wasn't until 2003 that Jordin Kudluk "Thunder" Tootoo became the first Inuk to play in an NHL game. Although hockey is a rough sport to begin with, Jordin Tootoo is known for having to "fight his way through." Jordin has had more than his fair share of fights ? both on and off the ice. He's had to overcome the social p ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by James Lorimer & Company
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Rebecca Dobrinski
Melanie Florence, a writer who has published a wide variety of articles on Aboriginal people and issues, tackled the interesting and emotional story of Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuit to play in the NHL. Her first book, Jordin Tootoo, traced Tootoo’s journey from being coached by his dad on his first team in Rankin Inlet to his current role as an agitator for the Nashville Predators.

Written for juvenile readers, Florence described Tootoo’s growing up in Nunavut (Nooh-na-voot), making it easy to u
Kristine L
Even though I'm not a Tootoo fan, I still enjoyed this very short book.
Excellent short read for hockey and sports fans! Tells the story of Jordin Tootoo, first Nunavut to play in the NHL! I enjoyed this book very much because it was a true story of an Aboriginal boy who becomes a professional athlete! The story shares Jordin's story of overcoming culture shock, racism, and a tragic suicid. Recommended for YA readers 11 and up!
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