About the Book
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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In My Opinion
As a fan of hockey, the title of this book attracted me, but it’s the lessons inside of It’s Hockey Season by Jayne J. Jones Beehler that left an impression.
Yes, there is definitely some hockey happening throughout the book. Even more notably, there are some bad attitudes happening and young readers will see how poor temperaments affect others. Even brothers can hurt each other.
Beehler makes this story flow as she shares the importance of including everyone despite their differences and that, sometimes, it’s the quiet, unassuming person who can make the biggest difference.
The illustrations go well with the story, making It’s Hockey Season a great read for those little readers moving to chapter books. But this book is also a wonderful one to read as a family and discuss.
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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
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Rita Wray says
Thank you for sharing the review.
Bea LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing your review of this story and the book and author details, it sounds like an excellent read for my grandchildren