My Young Adult Novels

Offside

“This coming-of-age tale of a young country boy from Maine who must adapt to a new life in the city is a perfect choice for high school students of all reading abilities. The quick pace of the story keeps the reader springing after “Rabbit” Labelle as he encounters all kinds of people in his new environment. Especially meaningful to us as a school are the book’s themes of bullying, alienation, friendship, and family, as these offer much to talk about in discussion groups.”
Anastasia Mower
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Lynn English High School

Cracking the Ice

“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

“I started Cracking the Ice and could not put it down. Jessie Stackhouse’s generosity, hope and intelligence touched my heart”
Joyce Carol Thomas, National Book Award and American Book Award winner

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