- Awards: Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, 2008, An Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List , 2008, NBC's Al Roker's Kids' Book Club Selection, July 2008, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, 2008, Bank Street College of Education in New York's Best Children Book of the Year (starred for outstanding merit), 2008 , Antioch University in Los Angeles' Horace Mann Upstanders Award Honor Book, 2008
Sundee T. Frazier is the author of Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It, about a biracial boy who builds a secret friendship with his white grandfather in search of the truth about why they've never met. For her debut novel, Frazier won the American Librarian Association's 2008 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. Her second novel, The Other Half of My Heart, tells the story of biracial twin sisters-one black-appearing, the other white-appearing-whose relationship is tested when they travel to North Carolina to stay with their black grandmother and compete in a pageant for African-American girls.
Frazier graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1991 and earned her MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College in 2004. She is also the author of Check All That Apply: Finding Wholeness as a Multiracial Person. She currently lives near Seattle with her husband and two daughters.