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Biographie en images : Voici Willie O'Ree

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas

tagged: sports & recreation, hockey, diversity & multicultural
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Le 18 janvier 1958, Willie O’Ree est entré dans l’histoire lorsqu’il est devenu le premier Noir à jouer dans la LNH. Il a disputé un total de 45 matchs avec les Bruins de Boston, un exploit remarquable compte tenu des épreuves qu’il a dû surmonter pour y parvenir.

Au cours de sa carrière, Willie a souvent dû faire face au racisme, à l’intolérance et aux insultes. De plus, il était aveugle d’un œil et devait en garder le secret au risque de ne jamais jouer dans la LNH! Toutefois, grâce à son caractère, sa persévérance et son amour du jeu, son séjour avec les Bruins n’était que le début de ses réalisations dans le monde du hockey…

Depuis les vingt dernières années, Willie O’Ree est le directeur du développement jeunesse du programme de la diversité de la LNH. En 2018, il a été intronisé au Temple de la renommée du hockey. Jusqu’à ce jour, il continue d’inspirer les jeunes hockeyeurs sur et en dehors de la glace!

 

On January 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree made history when he suited up with the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. O’Ree went on to play a total of 45 games with the Bruins, a remarkable achievement considering all he had to overcome to get there. He was often subjected to racism, bigotry and name-calling. He was blind in one eye — something he had to keep secret or he’d never play in the NHL. But thanks to his relentless positivity, perseverance and love of the game, Willie’s time with the Bruins is only the beginning of his achievements in hockey.

For the past twenty years he has served as the NHL’s Director of Youth Development and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018, among other achievements. He continues to inspire others on and off the ice.

Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Willie O'Ree

 

About the Authors

Elizabeth MacLeod has written more than 70 biographies, picture books, cookbooks and other nonfiction books. She’s won many awards for her work, including Children’s Choice awards across Canada and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. This is the sixth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent titles are How to Become an Accidental Activist and How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.


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Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including the Sueño Bay Adventures, the Tank & Fizz and the Graphic Guide Adventure series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's commercial animation program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

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