Sundee Frazier won the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award for her middle grade novel Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It, about a 10-year-old biracial child who uses detective-like skills to uncover the history of his past.

In her first novel, author Sundee Frazier is careful to draw Brendan as a well-rounded character with both silly and serious sides. She weaves suspense into Brendan's search for self and throws in a bit of science along the way. Readers, even reluctant ones, will read on to see where Brendan's journey will lead.

In 2012, we'll learn more about Brendan's journey. Frazier has signed a deal to write Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Year and Everything In It, in which "he enters middle school and gets a baby sister, a possible girlfriend, and a chance to win a state science contest," according to Publisher's Marketplace.
Frazier's second novel, The Other Piece of My Heart, came out last week. Did you read Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It? Will you look for the sequel?

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