Like Vanessa

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In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with an incarcerated mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction and her own battle with self-confidence. But when a new teacher at school coordinates a beauty pageant and convinces Vanessa to enter, Vanessa's view of her own world begins to change. Vanessa discovers that her own self-worth is more than the scores of her talent performance and her interview answers, and that she doesn't need a crown to be comfortable in her own skin and see her own true beauty.
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9781580897778
9781632896070
9781980012887
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.9, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
730L
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Grouping Title like vanessa
Grouping Author charles tami
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-21 22:55:33PM
Last Indexed 2018-10-22 03:15:57AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
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auth_author2 Waites, Channie.
author Tami Charles
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author_display Charles, Tami
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction, On Order
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display_description It is 1983 and Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark's public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn, drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.
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subject_facet African American girls -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Beauty contests -- Fiction, Beauty contests -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Dysfunctional families -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Newark (N.J.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Newark (N.J.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Nineteen eighties -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Self-confidence -- Fiction, Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction, Urban schools -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Juvenile fiction, Williams, Vanessa -- Fiction, Williams, Vanessa -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Like Vanessa
title_full Like Vanessa, Like Vanessa / Tami Charles
title_short Like Vanessa
title_sub
topic_facet African American girls, African Americans, Beauty contests, Dysfunctional families, Family life, Family problems, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Nineteen eighties, Schools, Self-confidence, Urban schools, Williams, Vanessa