Cracking the Ice

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CRACKING THE ICE by David Hendrickson delves into the perilous world of a black teen phenomenal hockey player during the highly charged Civil Rights Era in 1968. Jessie leaves home despite the misgivings of his parents, a doctor and a teacher, and his beloved girlfriend, to pursue his dreams at an elite, formerly all-white prep school, where he hopes to get on the path to become a pro hockey player. At his new school, he expects to encounter racist fans and opponents, but finds that he must overcome even more ...
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CRACKING THE ICE by David Hendrickson delves into the perilous world of a black teen phenomenal hockey player during the highly charged Civil Rights Era in 1968. Jessie leaves home despite the misgivings of his parents, a doctor and a teacher, and his beloved girlfriend, to pursue his dreams at an elite, formerly all-white prep school, where he hopes to get on the path to become a pro hockey player. At his new school, he expects to encounter racist fans and opponents, but finds that he must overcome even more dangerous enemies on his own team, not to mention his coach, who clearly despises him solely because of the color of his skin.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781934813553
  • Publisher: Westside Books
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Pages: 365
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Tense, poignant, action packed. GOAL!

    Jessie Stackhouse is a black teen and hockey phenom recruited to a prestigious prep school during the height of the civil rights movement. From the moment Jessie arrives at Springvale Academy, he’s accosted with seething hatred from his classmates, teammates, hockey coach and don’t get me started on the racist locals. Riveted, I kept wondering how he was going to make this impossible and very often lonely situation work. Thank goodness for Stick, Jessie’s quick witted roommate and friend and Frenchie, the one teammate who stands up for Jessie. My heart ached so badly every time Jessie was brutalized and taunted that I wanted him to quit, go home and just be safe. But this smart, amazing young man perseveres against unsurmountable odds and head held high, proves himself a winner--a survivor. I cheered because no one deserved it more! When the final buzzer sounds, Dave Hendrickson’s Cracking the Ice will have you shouting GOOOAAAALLLL!

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