Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Breaking the Ice: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League

By: Angie Bullaro

Illustrator: C. F. Payne

The inspiring true story of Manon Rhéaume, the first and only woman to play a game in the National Hockey League, featuring an afterward from Manon herself.

“One day, a woman will play in the National Hockey League. If no one prevents her,” said a twelve-year-old Manon Rhéaume. Manon always dreamed of playing hockey. So, when the team her father coached needed a goalie, five-year-old Manon begged for the chance to play. She didn’t care that she’d be the only girl in the entire league or that hockey was considered a “boys’ sport” in her hometown of Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada. All she cared about was the game. After her father gave her that first chance to play, she embarked on a spectacular, groundbreaking career in hockey.

At every level of competition, Manon was faced with naysayers, but she continued to play, earning her place on prestigious teams and ultimately becoming the first woman to play a game in the NHL. Including an afterword written by Manon herself, Breaking the Ice is the true story of one girl’s courage, determination, and love for the sport.

Afterword by Manon Rhéaume. Time line. “Fun Facts About Manon,” with photographs. Full-color illustrations rendered in acrylics and colored pencils.

ISBN: 9781534425576

JLG Release: Nov 2020


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Sexism
Topics: Manon Rhéaume (1972– ) , Ice hockey , Women hockey players , Biography , Sports and recreation , Canada , National Hockey League (NHL) , Women athletes

$16.30  Member Price


Add to Wishlist

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Sports Elementary Plus

Grades 2-6

14 titles/year

$228.20/year

Book Details

ISBN

9781534425576

First Release

November 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

B

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Paula Wiseman

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Sexism

Topics

Manon Rhéaume (1972– ), Ice hockey, Women hockey players, Biography, Sports and recreation, Canada, National Hockey League (NHL), Women athletes,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Recommended Titles From Sports Elementary Plus

Sports Elementary Plus

$16.30

Sports Elementary Plus

$16.30

Sports Elementary Plus

$16.30
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.