Akim Aliu: Dreamer

ISBN-10: 1338787608
ISBN-13: 9781338787603
Author: Aliu, Akim and Greg Anderson Elysee
Illustrated by: De la Vega, Karen and Marcus Williams
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: February 2023

Copyright: 2022

Page Count: 128

Star Star Star Star Star

Add to Wish List Icon Add to Cart

Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: GN580L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

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
Find This And Other Titles Like It In The Following Collections… See All

Complete Expanded Library Grade 7

CPS Grade 7 Complete Cultural Infusion Library

CPS Grade 7 Graphic Novels Infusion Classroom Library

Diverse Biographies & Memoirs Grade 7

Diverse Biographies & Memoirs Grade 8

View More