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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....

Review:

"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; hes not just a placard for the authors central message." Booklist

Review:

"A good, accessible selection to inspire discussion of racism and prejudice." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Frazier writes affectingly about what being biracial means in 21st-century America." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

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. . . .

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385734394
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Author:
Frazier, Sundee T.
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Publication Date:
20071009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.56x6.04x.77 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 208 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385734394 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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; hes not just a placard for the authors central message."
"Review" by , "A good, accessible selection to inspire discussion of racism and prejudice."
"Review" by , "Frazier writes affectingly about what being biracial means in 21st-century America."
"Synopsis" by , 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. . . .
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