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Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

Written by Sundee T. FrazierAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sundee T. Frazier


· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 9-12 years
· November 13, 2007 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-89057-4 (0-375-89057-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, the story of a biracial boy who is into science and discovers that he shares this passion with a grandfather he never knew.

Ten-year-old Tae Kwon Do blue belt and budding rock hound Brendan Buckley keeps a CONFIDENTIAL notebook for his top-secret discoveries. And he's found something totally top secret. The grandpa he's never met, whoM his mom refuses to see or even talk about, is an expert mineral collector, and he lives nearby! Brendan sneaks off to visit his grandpa Ed DeBose, whose skin is pink, not brown like Brendan's, his dad's, and the late Grampa Clem's. Brendan sets out to find the reason behind Ed's absence, but what he discovers can't be explained by science, and now he wishes he'd never found Ed at all. . . .
 
An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
Winner of a Horace Mann Upstanders Honor Award for Children's Literature
 
"Frazier writes affectingly about what being biracial means in twenty-first century America."—School Library Journal
 
"Brendan is an appealing character with a sense of honor. . . . A good, accessible selection to inspire discussion of racism and prejudice."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Frazier delivers her messages without using an overly heavy hand. Brendan is a real kid with a passion for science and also a willingness to push his parents' rules."--Booklist


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

SUNDEE T. FRAZIER won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award for Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It and is the author of the highly acclaimed The Other Half of My Heart. Learn more about her and her books at sundeefrazier.com.




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