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Dreamer / Akim Aliu ; written with Greg Anderson Elyseé ; illustrated by Karen De la Vega and Marcus Williams.


"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."-- Back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338787603 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1338787608 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 118 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic : 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A graphic novel memoir" -- Cover.
"Growing up black in the world of hockey" -- Cover.
Subject: Aliu, Akim, 1989- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hockey players > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Black people > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Racism against Black people > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Sports comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 741.5966 A414d 2023 (Text) 33126022715100 YA Graphic Novels Available -
Covington Branch JGraphic Novel (Text) 33126024874491 JGraphic Novel Available -
Erlanger Branch 741.5966 A414d 2023 (Text) 33126022715084 YA Graphic Novels Checked out 03/07/2024
Independence Branch 741.5966 A414d 2023 (Text) 33126022715092 YA Graphic Novels Available -

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