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Rana’s on the team — but is he still all alone?

Short-listed for the 1996 Silver Birch Award



As a Sikh living in small-town British Columbia, Rana knows he is different. In fact, he is the first Sikh in Dinway to try out for the hockey team. But Rana persists, making the team and meeting Les, who becomes fast friends with him.


Still, the bullying from his teammates and comm
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Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Dundurn
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Harman Malhi
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Some of the parents didn't know what to say when they saw his turban, but a few called him a "towel head" or a "stinking Hindu."

Short-listed for the 1996 Silver Birch Award, Shabash! is a vividly touching and empowering fictional story. Rana, a Canadian Sikh boy from Dinway, British Columbia is the first Sikh to try out and join the minor league hockey team in his community. The gorays, the "whites," are thrown off by a Sikh boy wanting to join "their" league and try to discourage him from playi
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Emily Odermatt
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
It was a pretty good book if anyone is teaching about racism this a GREAT book to read with the class !
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I had to read this book for school, and I thought it was okay. A solid 3 stars for me in my opinion!
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Feb 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker for a good story about ethnic minorities using hockey as a way to integrate into Canadian society. Everyone should play hockey!
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Very sweet, simple, well-paced story about racism. Glad this is on my kid's grade 4 curriculum. ...more
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