No Girls Allowed

Natalie Corbett Sampson

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ISBN: 9781771087773

No Girls Allowed

Inspired by the True Story of a Girl Who Fought for her Right to Play

  Author:   Natalie Corbett Sampson    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

It’s 1977, and 10-year-old Tina couldn’t be happier about her life. Not because she just moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, but because she’s finally old enough to make her dream come true: she can play on a real hockey team. But when she tries to join the league, she learns that girls aren’t allowed to play on the boys’ team—and there’s no team for girls.

Despite jeers from classmates and cruelty from some of the town’s adults, Tina is determined to play. She wants it more than anything. With the help of her family, Tina takes her fight to the Human Rights Commission. She’s allowed to play on a team while her case goes through court, but though she’s the best skater on the ice, even some of her teammates think she shouldn’t be there. From facing down angry coaches to testifying on the stand, Tina does everything for one big goal: to play real hockey.

Based on an inspiring true story, No Girls Allowed is a journey of passion, determination, and sheer love of the game.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771087773
Item NB1429
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on November 13 2019
Language eng
Pages 228
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.5(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight233(g)
Natalie Corbett Sampson lives in Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia with her husband, four school-aged Munsters and a menagerie of pets. Her day job is a speech language pathologist where she loves helping children improve their ability to communicate with the world around them. When she’s not working, writing or sitting in a hockey rink Natalie loves reading, photography and drawing.

Quick Quotes

"This book tells an empowering story for young women, athletes or otherwise. It is a story about fighting for one's rights, a message of enduring importance as women continue to strive for equality." —Atlantic Books Today (Halifax, NS)

"A compelling novel based on the true story of 10-year-old Tina Forbes, who in 1977, fought for her right to play on an all-boys hockey team, taking her battle to the Human Rights Commission and winning." —Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON)

"Extremely readable prose makes this novel an interesting read for anyone with an interest in equality, social justice, or of course, hockey." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)

Award Winners & Nominees

Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards (English Fiction)

Nominated Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award (MYRCA) Sundogs List