Finding My Place

By Jones, Traci L.

Publishers Summary:
After moving to an affluent suburb of Denver in 1975, ninth-grader Tiphanie feels lonely at her nearly all-white high school until she befriends another "outsider" and discovers that prejudice exists in many forms.

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ISBN
978-0-37433-573-1
Publisher
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

Gr 5-9 Tiphanie Baker respects her parents' participation in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and lives up to their expectations, which include always "uplifting her race" by working extra hard and by following the rules. But when she finds out that she must start her freshman year as the only black girl at an affluent, predominantly white school, she wonders if she has the strength. Set in Denver in 1975, the book portrays the mood and perceptions of the time. People of differing ethnicities and races...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

In 1975, Tiphanie must adjust to her suburban Colorado high school as one of two African American students. She tri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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