Black Ice

The Val James Story
Genre: Sports
Imprint: Maple Leaf
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DA0345
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490686233
Narrator/s: Korey Jackson
Please log in to view pricing


The first black American in the NHL tells his story Val James became the first African American player in the NHL when he took to the ice with the Buffalo Sabres in 1982, and in 1987 he became the first black player of any nationality to skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Born in central Florida, James grew up on Long Island and received his first pair of skates for his 13th birthday. At 16, James left home to play in Canada, where he was the only black person in junior and, often, in the whole town. While popular for his tough play and winning personality, the teenager faced racist taunts at opposing arenas, and the prejudice continued at all levels of the game. In his two NHL stints, James defined himself as a smart team player and opponent, known for his pugilistic skills. Black Ice is the untold story of a trail-blazing athlete who endured and overcame discrimination to realize his dreams and become an inspiration for future generations.


Please login to view pricing, or register now
Black Ice
Product Number: BX00037777
Product Number:Z11201
Product Number:DA0345

All formats/editions

Narrator(s): Korey Jackson
Genre: Sports
Product Number Z11201
Released: Apr 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490686240
Genre: Sports
Product Number EB00588790
Released: Feb 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: #9781770906570