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Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

Title

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Pages

198 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780385904452

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed child; biracial child

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

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Biracial / White

Awards

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

Keywords

grandfathers; minerals; rocks; Tae Kwon Do; families; deceased grandfather

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

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