Preorders now available for King Kwong

 The newest book now available from Doublejoy Books is a sports biography of a hockey hero. Order your own copy now, or request it from your public library!

King Kwong: Larry Kwong, the China Clipper who broke the NHL colour barrier

Who broke the colour barrier in the NHL? A man whose professional hockey career statistics include leading the senior leagues for scoring and for low penalty minutes -- and a single shift on the ice in an NHL game. He was scouted three times by NHL teams before that game, and courted away from the NHL to a powerful role in three different leagues before retiring.

He is Larry Kwong, a Canadian of Chinese heritage born in Vernon BC in 1923, a hard-working man and World War II serviceman who played hockey most of his life.


Author Paula Johanson explores the life and accomplishments of the China Clipper, Larry Kwong. His story is one of an indomitable spirit who triumphs in the face of adversity and social discrimination.


"If you're not familiar with Larry Kwong, prepare to be amazed. This game-changing hero should be a household name in Canada and the hockey world. His inspiring story is one for the ages, yet it's still not widely known."

- Chad Soon, Director, Greater Vernon Museum & Archives and Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame.


First released by Five Rivers Publishing in 2015, this new edition is available in December 2020 from Doublejoy Books. New for this edition is the inclusion of an afterword by Chad Soon. Here is a link to the distributor, where copies are available through online retailers.