12 Canadian books to give the sports fan this holiday season

Books are a great gift for everyone! Here are 12 Canadian titles covering soccer, basketball, hockey and more for the sports fan in your life.

Books are a great gift for everyone! Here are 12 Canadian titles covering soccer, basketball, hockey and more for the sports fan in your life.

Sinclair is the long-time forward and captain of Canada's national soccer team and the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Born and raised in Burnaby, B.C., she now lives in Portland, Oregon.

LISTEN | Christine Sinclair talks about life in soccer and the 2022 World Cup:Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair has played in five World Cups, won Olympic gold, and holds the record for the most goals scored in international play. But she doesn't get a cut of her Team Canada jersey sales. And she and her teammates are still fighting for pay equity with their male counterparts. As the men's World Cup kicks off in Doha, Piya Chattopadhyay sits down with the Canadian women's soccer team captain to talk about her long and storied career, and how she – and the country – are evolving when it comes to equality in sports and beyond. While she often shuns the spotlight, Sinclair says she penned her new memoir, Playing the Long Game, to shine a light on women in sport in the hopes of inspiring a new generation.

In 1994, Hirsch won the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers as well as a silver medal at the Olympics. Born in Medicine Hat, Alta. and raised in Calgary, he was drafted by the New York Rangers and played for many seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. After retiring from play, Hirsch became an NHL coach and later an analyst with Sportsnet. He also became the national youth ambassador for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a co-host of The Players' Tribune podcast, Blindsided

Sean Conboy is the editor-in-chief of the Players' Tribune, and was previously a contributing writer for Wired magazine.

Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch on new book "The Save of My Life"Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch joins us to discuss his new book "The Save of My Life" which talks about his struggles with anxiety and OCD.

Duvernay-Tardif is a football player for the New York Jets. He won a Superbowl in 2020 with the Kansas City Chiefs. He graduated with a medical degree from McGill University in 2018 and then worked as an orderly in a long-term care facility in Montreal during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, he . His scrubs and lab coat are on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Weeks after winning the Super Bowl, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif shocked the football world when he walked away from his NFL career to work on the front line of the pandemic. He talks to The National's Ian Hanomansing about that tough decision and his future as a doctor.NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier discusses his leap from small-town Saskatchewan to the big leagues — and how the lessons of his Indigenous community played into his journey.

Perry King is a Toronto journalist, communications officer and author. His  writing focuses on themes of sports, community, culture and education. His work can be seen in Spacing Magazine, Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. 

Canada’s men's soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup Sunday, but not before scoring a history-making goal against Croatia.

At 38 years old, Robert Earl Stewart weighed 368 pounds and was slowly eating himself to death. After a terrifying doctor's appointment, he decided to go for a walk, which set him on a life-altering course. Within a year, he ran long distances and lost weight, but not without setbacks and some time in jail.

Stewart is a writer and poet. His first book of poetry, Something Burned Along the Southern Border, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Stewart lives in Windsor, Ont. 

When author Robert Earl Stewart started on his journey toward better health, he weighed over 300 pounds. Walking was a challenge, never mind running and by the end of his journey he completed a half marathon. Now, Robert has now written a memoir called, "The Running Shaped Hole." Guest host Julianne Hazelwood spoke to Robert from his home in Windsor, Ontario.

Andreescu is a Canadian professional tennis player and author who is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women's Tennis Association. 

Bianca Andreescu on rising to the top of the tennis world, and how she stays groundedAfter rocketing up the Women's Tennis Association rankings in 2019, Canadian tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu has had a tough couple of years, between injuries, COVID-19 cancelling much of the 2020 season and personal struggles. Now, Andreescu is sharing some of her story about growing up as a child athlete. She tells Piya Chattopadhyay she hopes her new children's book, Bibi's Got Game, helps kids deal with setbacks, feeling like an outsider and wanting to quit. After taking some time off in 2022 to "re-set, recover and grow," Andreescu now feels her mental health is in the best shape possible to make her mark, once again, on the WTA tour.

Ken Dryden may have been on the ice to experience Paul Henderson's historic goal in game eight of the 1972 Summit Series, but, as the team's goalie, he didn't have the best view of the moment. Fifty years later, he still feels the impact of that series and that iconic goal. , explores Dryden's memories from the iconic series. It also features postcards, letters and other mementos from Canadian and Soviet fans that give the series a more personal look.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Game 8 of the Summit Series, NHL legend Ken Dryden shares his memories of playing in one of the biggest games in hockey history, and reflects on how it transformed the game.

Glouberman is an outdoor guide and a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of British Columbia. When she's not off exploring the wilderness, she can often be found in Whistler, Montreal or on Vancouver Island. 

Based in Erie Beach, Ont., Kennedy is a sports journalist and secondary school teacher. In 2011, he founded the Chatham-Kent Sports Network, an online news outlet covering both amateur and professional athletes. 

Ian Kennedy, the author of On Account of Darkness - Shining Light on Race and Sport, speaks with CBC Windsor Morning host Nav Nanwa.