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This session will be presented with a sign language interpreter.
Stuart can run like the wind. It’s a skill that has come in handy for him all his life. Born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), Stuart has learned to run away from all kinds of trouble — at least, if he can recognize it. Sometimes it’s hard for him to know when a friend really is a friend or when he’s just bad news.
Sam is a basketball star destined to play on a university varsity team until he’s sidelined by a dangerous heart condition. After losing the one thing that centers his world, Sam focuses his energy on helping his Best Buddy, Stuart, make the school track—and—field team.
But first, both Stuart and Sam must come to understand that there is a time to run and a time to stay where they belong.
An exciting, behind-the scenes look at the achievements of the greatest women’s hockey player of all time!
Hayley Wickenheiser has had a long standout career, and this book explores everything it took for her to reach Olympic hockey gold four times!
From her early days in small-town Saskatchewan, where she played on boys’ teams because there weren’t any teams for girls, to joining the Canadian Women’s Team when she was just 15 years old, to being named MVP at both the 2002 and 2006 Olympic tournaments, this wonderful book gives all the details on her life and hard-won victories.
Hayley’s life is truly an Amazing Hockey Story, and this book is a true inspiration to any young sports fan.
Lorna Schultz Nicholson has published children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, YA fiction and hockey non-fiction. Before she started writing full-time, she worked as a television co-host and reporter, radio host and reporter, theatre and murder mystery actor, fitness coordinator and rowing coach. Whew. Now, she writes full time. Most of her children’s books are about friendships and school and family life and emotions and feelings and… well, the ups and downs of life. We all have those ups and downs, right? Her books have been nominated for many different awards, and are often on the CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens list. Lorna loves travelling and presents at libraries and schools all over North America to inspire children to love reading and writing as much as she does. Lorna lives in Edmonton with her husband (Go Oilers Go) and two dogs, a whiny bichon shih tzu, and a sort-of-naughty puppy she rescued from Mexico.