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The Kodiaks

Home Ice Advantage

Expected to ship: 2024-04-09
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Eleven-year-old Alex is a natural on the ice, but can he stand proud when he’s judged for who he is and where he comes from?


Hockey fans will love this action-packed middle grade novel about teamwork, overcoming adversity, and being proud of who you are and where you come from.

Everything is changing for 11-year-old Alex Robinson. After his father accepts a new job, Alex and his family move from their community to the city. For the first time in his life, he doesn’t fit in. His fellow students don’t understand Indigenous culture. Even a simple show of respect to his teacher gets him in trouble.

Things begin to look up after Alex tries out for a local hockey team. Playing for the Kodiaks, Alex proves himself as one of the best, but he becomes a target because he’s Indigenous. Can Alex trust his teammates and stand up to the jerks on other teams? Can he find a way to fit in and still be who he’s meant to be?


A fun read filled with a ton of action…and the sort of real-life conflicts that make you think. David expertly weaves entertainment and humour with life lessons—and suggestions for making the world a better place.

Kevin Sylvester,  Author/Illustrator of The Hockey Super-Six

Alex challenges the adversity that many Indigenous youth endure playing hockey. His determination to build relationships and show that we are all the same, even though we come from different cultures, is an inspiration. This is a great story!

Jon Mirasty, actor in Letterkenny and Shoresy