January 26, 2010

A lovely story for middle-grade readers

Standing Against the Wind
by Traci L. Jones

Patrice doesn't fit in at her school, where kids tease her about her hair, and aren't interested in learning. When she hears about a scholarship competition for a prestigious African-American boarding school, she knows that she has to apply. There are challenges for Patrice to overcome, which she bravely does, supported by her friend Monty. Sometimes, having one good friend can give you the confidence to stand on your own.

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