Finding My Place by Traci L. Jones

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DOES FITTING IN HAVE TO MEAN SELLING OUT? In October 1975, while most teens are worried about their Happy Days Halloween costumes,
Tiphanie Jayne Baker has bigger problems. Her parents have just decided to uproot the family to the ritzy suburb of Brent Hills, Colorado, and now she’s the only Black girl at a high school full of Barbies. But the longer Tiphanie stays in her new neighborhood, the more her ties to her old community start to fray. Now that nowhere feels like home, exactly where does she belong?

About Traci L. Jones

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TRACI L. JONES was awarded the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel, STANDING AGAINST THE WIND. She lives in Denver, Colorado.WWW.TRACILJONES.COM
Published May 19, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tiphanie Baker is beginning high school as the only black female student at Denver’s Brent Hills High.

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Fourteen-year-old Tiphanie Baker's parents, former civil rights activists, are "big on doing their part to uplift the race" and firmly expect Tiphanie to do the same.

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