Akim Aliu: Dreamer (Original Graphic Memoir)

byAkim Aliu, Greg Anderson ElyséeIllustratorMarcus Williams

February 7, 2023|
Akim Aliu: Dreamer (Original Graphic Memoir) by Akim Aliu
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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

Title:Akim Aliu: Dreamer (Original Graphic Memoir)
Product dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 5.98 X 0.32 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 5.98 X 0.32 in
Published:February 7, 2023
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9781338787603

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