THE RIVERTON RIFLE: MY STORY STRAIGHT SHOOTING ON HOCKEY AND ON LIFE
By Reggie Leach
Hockey hero Reggie Leach’s tumultuous and inspirational life story, told by the man himself.
“Whatever choice you make, you own that choice, good or bad,” says the NHL’s legendary Reggie Leach, and this intimate autobiography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey history.
Nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his thrilling speed and deadly shooting skills, Leach relied on the support of his community to overcome a childhood marked by poverty and to rise through the NHL ranks, playing for the Stanley Cup-winning 1975 Philadelphia Flyers.
Through Leach’s own recollections, The Riverton Rifle traces his trajectory from humble beginnings to NHL stardom and follows the dramatic fall caused by drinking and his subsequent rebirth as a successful businessman, family man, and pillar of the Aboriginal community.
ARROW EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
Literacy statistics reveal that 66% of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. They predict that if a child is not reading proficiently by the 4th grade, he or she will have a 78% chance of never catching up academically (Begin to Read).
Arrow Educational Products, a non-profit corporation, creates and distributes phonics and literacy reading materials for the home and school market.
The objectives are to improve reading, writing, spelling and comprehension skills of children in Grades PK-12. The National Academy of Reading site is excellent to teach teachers, parents and others to become literacy teachers.
These online literacy instructional resources were designed for a wide range of students including: beginning readers, slow readers, average readers, ESL, remedial, bilingual, special education and adult students.
The President and CEO, Dr. Reginald Oxendine, a Lumbee American Indian from Pembroke, North Carolina, is a retired college professor from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and was a public school administrator and teacher for more than 20 years.
THE REASON YOU WALK: A MEMOIR
By Wab Kinew
Part confession, part memoir, and part spiritual autobiography – the book focuses on Wab’s relationship with his father and his indigenous and spiritual roots.
Broadcaster, musician and an assistant vice-president at the University of Winnipeg, Wab realized he needed to be part of the generation that breaks the cycle in which many Native people have become trapped.
“CHANGE HAS TO BE ABOUT POSITIVITY. IT’S ABOUT BEING OPEN, ENCOURAGING AND NOT LETTING THE PAST OR IDEAS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN STAND IN THE WAY OF ME BEING A GOOD PERSON FOR MY SONS TO GROW UP AROUND.”
“The story is definitely told through a First Nations lens but I hope it is universal enough that people also see this as a Canadian story, a human story, that is told through the indigenous experience.”
Kinew is looking to the future. He is considering a role in community building, in the indigenous community and perhaps in the wider Canadian community.