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Learn more about Brendan Buckley's Universe And Everything In It:

Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 0739379100
ISBN-13: 9780739379103
Sku: 208389828
Publish Date: 8/26/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6H x 5L x 0.25T
Pages:  3
Age Range:  13 to UP
Ten-year-old Tae Kwon Do blue belt and budding rock hound Brendan Buckley keeps a "Confidential" notebook for his top-secret scientific discoveries. And he''s found something totally top secret. The grandpa he''s never met, who his mom refuses to talk about or see, is an expert mineral collector and lives nearby! Secretly, Brendan visits Ed DeBose, whose skin is pink, not brown like Brendan''s, his dad''s, or that of Grampa Clem''s, who recently died. 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 him at all. . . .

"From the Hardcover edition."

From the Publisher:
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.Uncovering a family secret regarding a grandpa he's never met, ten-year-old Brendan Buckley decides to go in search of the truth, but when he meets the elderly man and sees that he is of a different race, the biracial boy gets hard answers to questions he soon regrets asking. Simultaneous.
Planning to spend his summer filling his notebook with answers to 79 questions, young scientist Brandon Buckley makes a painful and educational discovery that completely transforms how he views the world. Racism, family relationships, and curiosity combine to create this expressive middle grade novel, which is also the 2008 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe/New Talent Award winner.


"Brendan is an appealing character with a sense of honor, and if the ending is a bit pat, Brendan's curiosity and intelligence compensate. A good, accessible selection to inspire discussion of racism and prejudice." 9/15/2007

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format / Audio CD - Unabridged:   Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   3
Product attributePublisher:   Listening Library
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