Big Air by author Lorna Schultz Nicholson is one of her titles in James Lorimer's Podium Sports Series. In this 142-page novel, teenage snowboarder Jax has a Cree father and an alcoholic non-Aboriginal mother. The story revolves around the students as they train for a future in pro sports at an elite high school. Jax is a snowboarder but his new world in elite sports is threatened by the return of his elder brother. Jax must find the strength of character to find a way to be true to his family and be honest to his personal sport's career opportunity. Highly recommended.
Inuit of the North is one of the Reading for Real titles from Thomson Duval publishers. This title is presented as a report text form about the Inuit past and present told in text and photographs. The beginning is presented as a question from a southern Canada teacher asking an Inuk teacher in Iqaluit about life in Nunavut. Students in southern Canada wrote a list of questions for northern students and made some common mistakes about Inuit still living in igloos. The northern students brainstormed ideas about creating reports in order to satisfy the southern students' curiosity.
Playing the White Man's Games tells the extraordinary stories of Native American male athletes who overcame tremendous obstacles to dominate the NFL, CFL, PGA, Olympic Games, NHL and professional wrestling. From ABCs Athlete of the Century Jim Thorpe, whose track and field career began when he surpassed his college varsity high jump team in street shoes and climaxed with gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games, before moving on to dominate NCAA and NFL football, major league baseball and 22 sports in all, including a national championship in ballroom dancing.
Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues is an anthology of 9 essays about the historical perspectives and include case studies on sports and games in residential schools, Indigenous peoples and Canadian-hosted Olympic Games, Aboriginal women in sport, and contemporary issues that focus on such things as Aboriginal sport policy, elite Aboriginal athletes, and women’s participation in Dene Games. Editors Janice Forsyth and Audrey R. Giles address the limited scholarly interest in the topic of Aboriginal Peoples and Sport.
Aboriginal Biographies: Athletes is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis athletes. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Tom Longboat Onondaga long distance runner; Colette Bourgonje Metis paralympic racer; Alwyn Morris Mohawk Olympic kayaker; Richard Peter Cowichan wheelchair basketball; Monica Pinette Metis pentathlete; and Jordin Tootoo Inuk hockey player.
Tribal Journey is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read.
Little Brother of War is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers ages 12 and up, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read. Sixteen-year-old Mississippi Choctaw Randy Cheska has lived most of his young life in the shadow of his older football-hero brother, Jack.
Games of Survival: Traditional Inuit Games for Elementary Students written by Inuk athlete Johnny Issaluk. In 59 pages the author and publisher, Inhabit Media, have created an important resource book for students at the junior and intermediate levels. Brief, easy to read instructions, along with colour photographs of Inuit children and youth playing each of the 10 endurance, strength, and agility games provides an accurate introduction to the Inuit of the Arctic. A brief introduction informs the reader about the purpose of each category of game.