Release Date - 11/13/18
Illustrated by Jade Gonzalez, Colored by Liezl Buenaventura
Best. Summer. Ever. That’s what Kate Kazmaier thinks when she receives an invitation to a a prestigious and elite girl’s summer hockey camp. Some of the best 9 – 12 year old hockey players, from around the world, will be there and Kate who lives hockey 24-7, can’t wait to go. Everything would be prefect except for one thing, she has to stay with her grandmother who she barely knows. “Please tell me she has wi-fi and a TV. And something other than old person food to eat,” she says to her mom. Little does she know that her grandmother, Abby, was a female hockey pioneer. Forced to cut her hair and say that her name was Abe because there were no girls teams when she was young, she schooled the boys back in the day and became one of the best goalies in youth hockey in Canada. That is until her true identity was found out.
She never let any hurdle stop her and Kate learns from Abby that there is more to playing hockey than simply being the best player on the ice, it’s about being the best person off the ice. Kate teaches Abby a thing or two as well. Mainly how ones relationship with the past ultimately shapes their future. Together they form an unlikely yet strong bond that gets tested in ways they never could have imagined.