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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Traci L. Jones

TRACI L. JONES's first novel, Standing Against the Wind, was met with critical acclaim, won the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award, and was named to five state reading lists. Her subsequent novels include Finding My Place and Silhouetted by the Blue. Jones lives with her husband and children in Denver, Colorado.

Silhouetted by the Blue

Traci L. Jones
Square Fish
Square Fish

After the death of her mother, seventh-grader Serena finds herself facing the day-to-day challenges of caring for herself and her younger brother, Henry, all while attempting to lead the life of a normal pre-teen.

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Finding My Place

Traci L. Jones
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

After moving to an affluent suburb of Denver in 1975, ninth-grader Tiphanie, the only Black girl in her new high school, feels out of place until she befriends another outsider--Jackie Sue, whose "trailer trash" home life makes Tiphanie's problems seem like a walk in the park.

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Standing Against the Wind

Traci L. Jones
Square Fish
Square Fish

Patrice dreams of a first-class education, but right now she's just got to survive the walk to school.

Standing Against the Wind is the 2007 winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.

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