Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it / Sundee T. Frazier.

By: Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2007Edition: 1st edDescription: 198 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0385734395 (trade ed.); 9780385734394 (trade ed.); 0385904452 (Gibraltar lib. ed.); 9780385904452 (Gibraltar lib. ed.)Subject(s): Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction | Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction | Minerals -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile fiction | Rocks -- Collection and preservation -- Juvenile fiction | Tae kwon do -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction | Puyallup (Wash.) -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.F8715 | Bre 2007Awards: John Steptoe Award for New Talent, author, 2008. | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008.Summary: Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.
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Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.

John Steptoe Award for New Talent, author, 2008.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008.

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Gr 4-6-Brendan Buckley is fascinated by rocks and minerals. While at the mall with his grandmother, he comes upon a mineral show and begins talking to an older man who's the president of the local society. Brendan wants to join, but when his grandmother, Gladys, sees them together, she drags him away. It turns out that Ed DeBose is the grandfather he's never met. Ed and Brendan's mom are white; his dad and Gladys are black, and Brendan has grown up as a black boy. No one in his family will talk about the man, especially his mom, who grows furious whenever her father's name is mentioned. So Brendan decides to find Ed and ask him what happened-and to do it without anyone in his family finding out. This is an absorbing look at a 10-year-old boy who has never had to deal with race and prejudice, who collides into years of anger and hurt in his family and must create a new identity for himself. Although the story occasionally veers into sentimentality, Frazier writes affectingly about what being biracial means in 21st-century America.-Walter Minkel, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Sundee Frazier wrote Check All that Apply: Finding Wholeness as a Multiracial Person . She lives in Renton, Washington.

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