Traci Jones - Finding My Place
Colfax Avenue: Colorado author Traci Jones was awarded the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel, Standing Against the Wind. Jones will read from and sign her new novel for young readers Finding My Place ($16.99 FS&G). It is October 1975, and 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?
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