Grace (called That Grace by Junie B in kindergarten) is Junie B.'s athletic, African-American best friend in kindergarten. Grace is a very fast runner and wears pink high-top sneakers. In contrast with Junie B., Grace is very well-behaved, and she speaks with proper grammar. She is first introduced as "the curly girl", and they initially feel awkward towards one another, but Grace befriends Junie B. and sits with her every day on the school bus in kindergarten. In first grade she makes a new friend named Bobbi Jean Piper, whom Junie B. shares a rivalry with. Grace is known to be competitive and a bit of a show-off. She sometimes fights with Lucille. She has a baby brother (like Junie B) and an older sister. Warren becomes Grace's boyfriend, and Junie B. is not ok with it, showing jealousy. Her grandmother has a condo in Florida.