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The Resource Standing against the wind, Traci L. Jones

Standing against the wind, Traci L. Jones

Label
Standing against the wind
Title
Standing against the wind
Statement of responsibility
Traci L. Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As she tries to escape her poor Chicago neighborhood by winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, shy and studious eighth-grader Patrice discovers that she has more options in life than she previously realized. Patrice Williams was happy living in Georgia with her grandmother, who called her "cocoa grandbaby." Then her mother lured her to Chicago and ended up in jail. Now Patrice lives with her Auntie Mae, and her new nickname is "Puffy" - thanks to her giant poof of hair. But Patrice's hair isn't the only reason she sticks out: she cares about her grades and strives for the best. That's why Monty Freeman, another eighth grader who lives in the building, asks Patrice to tutor his little brother. Even though Monty's friends make Patrice uneasy, Monty himself is friendly, confident, and surprisingly smart. When he becomes her guardian angel, Patrice begins to think something stronger than friendship might be growing between them. Still, nothing will stop her from applying for a scholarship at prestigious Dogwood Academy - her ticket out of the project and a school populated by gangs and drug runners
Summary
As she tries to escape her poor Chicago neighborhood by winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, shy and studious eighth-grader Patrice discovers that she has more options in life than she previously realized
Storyline
Tone
Award
John Steptoe Award for New Talent, Author Category, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
150023
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.J72752
  • PZ7.J72753
LC item number
  • Sta 2006
  • Sta 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Standing against the wind, Traci L. Jones
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2570673
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
184 p.
Isbn
9780374371746
Lccn
2005051226
Other control number
9780374371746
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm61178242
Label
Standing against the wind, Traci L. Jones
Link
Publication
Control code
2570673
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
184 p.
Isbn
9780374371746
Lccn
2005051226
Other control number
9780374371746
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm61178242

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