Genre: Young Adult

Book Cover: Bottom of the Ninth
Part of the "Rabbit" Labelle series:
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99 USD
Pages: 196
Paperback: $ 12.99 AUD
ISBN: 978-1948134101
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 200
Hardcover (Abkhazian): $ 24.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1948134118
Pages: 200

“Rabbit” Labelle, the charismatic and improbable football star of Offside and unlikely basketball player in Offensive Foul, continues his high school sports journey in Bottom of the Ninth.

While struggling to secure his place on the team, Rabbit battles family discord, reels from current events that shake the country, and stands up for his principles in the face of adversity.

The impact of his choices will affect everyone around him.

“Hendrickson personalizes history with unforgettable characters.”
— Jewell Parker Rhodes
author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King Honor book

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Publisher: Pentucket Publishing
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Book Cover: Offensive Foul
Part of the "Rabbit" Labelle series:

“Rabbit” Labelle, the charismatic and improbable football star of Offside, returns in Offensive Foul, where he faces even stiffer odds on the basketball court. While battling to secure his place on the team, Rabbit finds himself thrust into the middle of racial conflict, family discord, and the bewildering mysteries of a first girlfriend.

The impact of his choices will last a lifetime.

“David H. Hendrickson has written a sequel worthy of his spectacular novel, Offside. Offensive Foul is filled with heart.”
—Leslie Claire Walker
author of The Faery Chronicles

“Rabbit Labelle is back in David H. Hendrickson’s Offensive Foul, and everything’s cranked up a notch. Tougher family issues. Racism bubbling over. And a powerful first love caught in the middle. Love this saga!”
—Terry Hayman
author of Chasing the Minotaur

“Hendrickson has scored again. Offensive Foul is another great book full of sports excitement and racial conflict. Rabbit Labelle’s speed and agility shine on the basketball court, but he risks losing his place on the team when he stands up for what’s right. Rabbit is just as fast to put everything on the line for his friends as he is with the basketball. I enjoyed this book immensely.”
—Rebecca Shelley
author of Dragonbound: Blue Dragon

“High school football star Rabbit Labelle returns in a page-turner with plenty of food for thought. Racial conflict, family discord, and a girlfriend. Offensive Foul has all that, and, of course, basketball. David H. Hendrickson sinks a three-pointer at the buzzer with this winning addition to Offside. Don’t miss it.”
—Dory Crowe, author of Dark Secrets

“David H. Hendrickson is one of my favorite writers.”
-- USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Publisher: Pentucket Publishing
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Book Cover: Offside

"Rabbit" Labelle loves football, but the tiny, rural Maine town where he lives isn't big enough to support a team. After his father moves the family to the big, bad city, Rabbit finally gets his chance to play the sport he loves the most, but he must also confront the dangers of "Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin." Since it's 1967 and cities are torn by racial turmoil, this includes his father's greatest fear: "the Negroes."

Rabbit, who'd been the most popular kid in Plainfield, Maine, struggles to make friends and wonders if he'll even survive. Only football can save him.

"David H. Hendrickson is one of my favorite writers."
-- USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Publisher: Pentucket Publishing
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Book Cover: Cracking the Ice
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 12.99 USD
ISBN: 978-0692391549
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 242

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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Publisher: Pentucket Publishing
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