David H. Hendrickson Cracking the Ice

ISBN 13: 9780692391549

Cracking the Ice

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9780692391549: Cracking the Ice

In 1968, at the height of the Civil Rights struggle, Jessie Stackhouse leaves home to break the color line at an elite, all-white prep school. He arrives filled with dreams of winning championships and eventually playing in the NHL, but soon finds that the coach doesn't want him there and neither do most of his teammates. They'll go to almost any extreme to make him leave. Jessie must overcome not only the team in the other locker room, but the even more dangerous one in his own.

“Hendrickson’s debut novel paints a gripping account of a courageous young man rising above evil.” -- Booklist

“A worthy, if heartwrenching read.... The best of humanity is explored -- and some of the worst, exposed. It is very readable, written with a clear and powerful voice, and is engaging from beginning to end.” -- Long and Short Reviews (four stars)

“One of the most interesting books I’ve read this year, a one-of-a-kind book.” -- Reading in Color

“Cracking the Ice scores the literary equivalent of a hat-trick: funny, harrowing and finally, heartfelt. This book is a winner.” --Greg Neri, author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty, a 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book

“I started reading Cracking the Ice and could not put it down. Jessie Stackhouse’s generosity, hope, and intelligence touched my heart.... Usually I go to bed early; however, I kept reading Cracking the Ice until I turned to the last page.” --Joyce Carol Thomas, National Book Award and American Book Award winner.

“A compelling, civil rights tale of a young man’s coming of age on the ice. Hendrickson personalizes history with unforgettable characters.” --Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of Ninth Ward, a 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book

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About the Author:

David H. Hendrickson's novel, Cracking the Ice, was praised by Booklist as "a gripping account of a courageous young man rising above evil." He has since published Bubba Goes for Broke, Body Check, No Defense, and Offside, the latter of which has been chosen for high school student required reading. His short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and many anthologies. His fiction has populated multiple e-book bestseller lists in several genres. He's been honored with the Joe Concannon and Scarlet Quill awards for his writing on US College Hockey Online, where over 400,000 readers follow his columns, stories, and features. For more information about his writing, visit him online at www.hendricksonwriter.com.

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A compelling, civil rights tale of a young man's coming of age on the ice. Hendrickson personalizes history with unforgettable characters. -- --Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book, Ninth Ward

Like a slapshot to the gut, Hendrickson s story pulls no punches in getting at the truth. Cracking the Ice breaks through all racial barriers and scores. --Greg Neri, author of 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book, Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

I started Cracking the Ice and could not put it down. Jessie Stackhouse's generosity, hope and intelligence touched my heart...I kept reading until the last page! --Joyce Carol Thomas, author of 2009 Coretta Scott King Honor book, The Blacker the Berry

--Joyce Carol Thomas, author of 2009 Coretta Scott King Honor book, The Blacker the Berry

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Like a slapshot to the gut, Hendrickson s story pulls no punches in getting at the truth. Cracking the Ice breaks through all racial barriers and scores. --Greg Neri, author of 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book, Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

I started Cracking the Ice and could not put it down. Jessie Stackhouse's generosity, hope and intelligence touched my heart...I kept reading until the last page! --Joyce Carol Thomas, author of 2009 Coretta Scott King Honor book, The Blacker the Berry

"To say I couldn't put it down doesn't say enough. A must read for every adult and young adult alike." -- Pete Webster, UNH Hockey Radio Network "This is a terrific book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a great story, hockey fan or not." -- Dan Hannigan, Maine Hockey Radio Network --.

I started Cracking the Ice and could not put it down. Jessie Stackhouse's generosity, hope and intelligence touched my heart...I kept reading until the last page! --Joyce Carol Thomas, author of 2009 Coretta Scott King Honor book, The Blacker the Berry

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