Dreamer #1
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Dreamer #1

Writer: Akim Aliu, Greg Anderson Elyse Artist: Karen De la Vega, Marcus Williams Publisher: Graphix Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $29.77 Critic Reviews: 1
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This honest, engrossing graphic memoir tells the story of professional athlete and activist Akim Aliu's incredible life as a hockey prodigy in Canada.

Akim Aliu ― also known as “Dreamer” ― is a Ukrainian-Nigerian-Canadian professional hockey player whose career took him all around the world and who experienced systemic racism at every turn. Dreamer tells Akim's incredible story, from being the only Black child in his Ukrainian community, to his family struggling to make ends meet while living in Toronto, to confronting the racist violence he often experienced both on and off the ice. This is a gut-wrenching and riveting g more

  • 7.5
    AIPT - John Schaidler Feb 7, 2023

    'Dreamer' tends to read more like a personal essay than it does a graphic autobiography. Its powerful message is clear, but the story doesn't pull you in. Read Full Review

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