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Finding My Place

by Traci L. Jones

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This book was a very interesting it is about a teenage girl who was forced to move school because her dad got a new job and they had to move to a new town...she had to make new friends and try and fit in...but because she is African American she finds it hard to fit in...and not many people give her a chance...but she eventually finds her place with another 'outcast'. she is an 'outcast' because she lives in a trailer park...they become bestfiends...i couldnt put it downit was and amazing book!!! ( )
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Instead of the typical speech most kids get on their first day of school, Tiphanie receives the “talented tenth” lecture. Her parents, veterans of the civil rights movement, remind her that DuBois was speaking specifically about her, and she must “uphold the race” while attending her predominantly white high school, even now, in 1975. Tiphanie is refreshingly witty and open-minded. She begins her freshman year seeing racism everywhere but quickly recognizes the fault in that viewpoint and starts to engage with the other kids. That's not to say that no one is racist, but for the most part, her classmates are curious and kind. She makes friends with Jackie Sue, a poor white hippie chick and fellow outsider. But her new bestie has a secret, and Tiphanie wonders if keeping it is in her best interest.
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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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