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Check, Please!: Book One, #Hockey

Title

Check, Please!: Book One, #Hockey

Authors

Ngozi Ukazu

Publisher

First Second

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781250177957

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There's checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack-- his very attractive but moody captain.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

GN540L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Graphic Novel
William C. Morris Award, 2019, Finalist
Best Books for Teens, 2018
Best Children and YA Books, 2018 Young Adults
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth, 2018

Keywords

hockey; college; baking; vlogging; romance; friendship; New England; Georgia; figure skating

Diversity Impact

indirect

Check, Please!: Book One, #Hockey


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