About the Book
Book: It’s Hockey Season
Author: Jayne J. Jones Beehler
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation/Hockey
Release date: August 13, 2021
It’s Hockey Season tells the tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen, who love ice
hockey and each other. Cullen is the all-star team captain and his brother Blaine,
who has Down syndrome, is the team manager. Blaine is clearly the unsung hero
of the team; his leadership and unselfish actions speak louder than words. Young
readers are able to learn respect and a better understanding for the challenges
individuals with special needs face on a daily basis.
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About the Author
Jayne J. Jones Beehler is a lifelong hockey fan who is also an advocate for children
with disabilities. She serves as a government and legislative affairs project
management consultant dealing with such issues as opioid addiction, juvenile
justice, foster care, higher education, and education reforms.
Jayne is a former history professor for Concordia University, where she was named
Political Science Professor of the Year in 2017. She holds a B.A. degree in Political
Science and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.
She serves as national legal advisor for the American Special Hockey Association
and is the founder of Margaret’s Missions, a chaperone travel program for people
with special needs.
Jayne resides with her husband and daughter in Wisconsin and Florida.
More from Jayne
“This book has great lessons for kids everywhere! I’m so happy my good friend Ann and the
American Special Hockey Association can be an inspiration for so many people!”
– Alex Ovechkin, Captain, Washington Capitals
“I’m a big fan of books that teach kids about hockey and more importantly about the value of
accepting those who may be different and working together as a team.
It’s important to lead by example and treat everyone with the same respect.”
– Claude Giroux, Captain, Philadelphia Flyers
This book may be a fast read but don’t overlook the valuable lessons packed in it. I absolutely loved how the author wrote a story that not only teaches about teamwork but how we should treat others. It is nice to read a book that talks about disabilities. The two brothers are close and seem to encourage each other. It was important for Blaine to be included in the hockey team. He made sure the water bottles were always filled and the hockey sticks were ready for each game.
This is the perfect book for children and adults to read as it shows how some people don’t treat others well who may be different. Even Blaine’s own brother is mean to him when his team doesn’t do well. Big cheers to Blaine for having a great attitude and showing others that working as a team is better than doing it on your own. Blaine may have a disability but he shows the team that he can still be valuable and help out. His encouragement to the team helps them change their attitude.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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