Standing Against the Wind

Standing Against the Wind

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… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (March 22, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Language: English


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