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
It’s Hockey Season is a juvenile fiction book that is written by Jayne J. Jones Beehler. This is book 1 of 3 in the drop the puck series. I read this book with my 8 and 10 year old sons and we all enjoyed it very much. The boys enjoyed that it was a book about brothers, Blaine and Cullen. Both of these brothers love hockey and a new season is starting.
Blaine has Down Syndrome. We loved that this book created a character with disabilities since we have a neighbor with the same condition. It allowed the boys and I to have a great conversation about the disability. The books is a valuable lesson that some don’t treat those with disabilities well. Blaine and Cullen are close and encouraged each other. Blaine always kept a good attitude even when he wasn’t treated fairly.
We really loved the characters of this story. We loved the storyline. The boys are excited for the next book in the series.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, all thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Jayne is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and copy of the book!!
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