Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL” as Want to Read:
Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Jordin Tootoo, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Jordin Tootoo

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-17 of 17)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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...more
Kristine L
Even though I'm not a Tootoo fan, I still enjoyed this very short book.
Naomi
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!
Glenn
Glenn marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2014
Sandy
Sandy marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2014
Sharon
Sharon marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2014
Bobby
Bobby marked it as to-read
May 16, 2014
Dave
Dave marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2013
Robert
Robert added it
May 09, 2012
Mickslibrarian
Mickslibrarian marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The A26

Share This Book