Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Hockey
Mar 07, 2008
5.25 x 8.25 x 0.2 in | 140 gr
Silver Birch Award 1996, Short-listed
- Author Bio
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 community members continues. Then, just before the most important game of the season, an extraordinary event interrupts the lives of everyone in Dinway, and Rana risks everything.
- The lone Sikh member of a youth hockey team in small-town B.C. struggles with bullying and prejudice while trying to shine on the ice
- Reissue of the 2008 book that has become a perennial seller and been added to reading lists at Canadian schools
- Earlier editions sold nearly 2,000 copies
Many boys Rana's age would have shared the same feelings dealing with discrimination and could easily relate to Rana. Shabash! would make a great addition to a classroom, sparking many interesting discussions. The story not only deals with prejudice but also with how feelings and actions can cause reactions and how we can make a difference just by accepting others as they are.
- CM Magazine