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Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

Title

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780385904452

Pages

198 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

630L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Biracial; Interracial; death of a grandfather; biracial child; interracial marriage; interracial family; interracial parents

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, 2008 Winner United States

Keywords

grandfather; minerals; rocks; Tae Kwon Do; families; reunited family; science journal; summer vacation

Diversity Impact

direct

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

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