Building Blocks

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Fawcett Juniper, 1985 - Family life - 121 pages
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Brann Connell, a twelve-year-old boy who believes his father is a "loser," travels back in time thirty years and learns something about his father as a little boy. In a single mystifying day of adventure, Brann learns that fate is something both to guide and accept. A 1984 Library Journal Best YA Book of the Year.

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

With so much media portraying dads that kids can not respect, the beginning of this book made me uncomfortable as 12-year-old Brann laments that his dad is such a loser. However, the author has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen Mays - Goodreads

A short, coming of age book about a teenage boy who resents his father for what he sees as being weak-willed. He admires his go-getter mother and thinks his father as being too meek. This leads to an ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
ix
Section 2
19
Section 3
37
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About the author (1985)

Cynthia Voigt was born on February 25, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College, did graduate work at St. Michael's College, and later received a teacher's certification from Christian Brothers College. After college, she worked for an advertising agency. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a secretary and a high school English teacher. Her first book, Homecoming, was published in 1981. Her children's books address such issues at child abuse and racism, topics that are not often talked about in books designed for children. She is the author of numerous books including the Bad Girls series, the Tillerman Cycle series, and the Kingdom series. She won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies for Homecoming, the Newbery Medal, ALA in 1983 for Dicey's Song, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1984 for The Callender Papers. In 1995, she received the MAE Award.

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