The Starplace by Vicki Grove
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Frannie always thought her town was a wonderful place to grow up. But then she becomes friends with Celeste, the first black girl to go to Quiver Junior High, when they are both chosen to be in a special singing ensemble at school. Frannie saw people treat Celeste differently from the very beginning, but when she's cut from the ensemble just before a very important competition, the truth can't be ignored. Quiver is not as great as Frannie thought, and the two find evidence proving it used to be much worse.

Set in Oklahoma in the 1960's, The Starplace shows how special friendships can alter perspectives-whether you're ready or not.

School Library Journal said "Vicki Grove tells many truths about adolescents trying to discover their place in the world," in a starred review for The Crystal Garden.
 

About Vicki Grove

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Vicki Grove is a medieval scholar and this is her first work of historical fiction. Her previous novels have received many state awards and honors and her most recent novel "Starplace" was a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. SLJ called it a wonderfully wellwritten multilayered novel with lots of appeal. She lives in Lincoln, Missouri.
 
Published December 1, 2000 by Perfection Learning. 214 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Grove (Reaching Dustin) cuts social commentary with a hint of mystery in this story set in small town Quiver, Okla., during the early '60s. Although the local junior high is not officially segregated,

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Grove (Reaching Dustin) cuts social commentary with a hint of mystery in this story set in small town Quiver, Okla., during the early '60s.

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