If you were a kid watching hockey in the early-’90s, then you most certainly remember Manon Rhéaume. In ‘92, the Canadian became the first woman to try out for an NHL team when she competed for a spot on the Tampa Bay Lightning roster. The decorated goalie (gold at the ‘92 and ‘94 IIHF Women's World Championships; silver at the Nagano olympics) even hit the ice for the vintage Bolts during exhibition games against the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.
On Wednesday, May 12 she joins author Angie Bullaro to talk about her picture book “Breaking the Ice: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League.” A Zoom link is available after you fill out a Google form on Tombolo Books’ website.
Look out for another kid-centric Tombolo event on May 27 when master barber and middle grade author John Dillard discusses his first book series, “J.D. and the Great Barber Battle” alongside illustrator Akeem Roberts and local hero Antonio Brown who spearheads St. Pete’s Barbershop Book Club.
Virtual Discussion with hockey legend and former Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Manon Rhéaume and author Angie Bullaro. Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Free with registration. tombolobooks.com
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