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  • Akim Aliu: Dreamer (Original Graphic Memoir)

    AGES 8+

    This honest, engrossing graphic memoir tells the story of professional athlete and activist Akim Aliu's incredible life as a hockey prodigy in Canada.

    Akim Aliu - also known as "Dreamer" - is a Ukrainian-Nigerian-Canadian professional hockey player whose career took him all around the world and who experienced systemic racism at every turn. Dreamer tells Akim's incredible story, from being the only Black child in his Ukrainian community, to his family struggling to make ends meet while living in Toronto, to confronting the racist violence he often experienced both on and off the ice. This is a gut-wrenching and riveting graphic novel memoir that reminds us to never stop dreaming, and is sure to inspire young readers everywhere.

    "With honesty and courage, Akim Aliu's Dreamer will inspire readers of all ages to move confidently in the direction of their future." - Colin Kaepernick

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    Product Specification

    Title: Akim Aliu: Dreamer (Original Graphic Memoir)

    ISBN: 9781338787603

    Mastermind number: 228584

    Shipping weight (lbs): 0.555

    Package dimensions (inches): 8.995 x 5.981 x 0.317

    Author: Akim Aliu and others

    Illustrator: Karen De la Vega, Marcus Williams

    Format: Softcover

    Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

    Pages: 128