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Author Charles, Tami, author.

Title Like Vanessa [electronic resource] / Tami Charles.

Publication Info. [United States] : Charlesbridge, 2018.
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Summary Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America. 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 a 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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Subject Williams, Vanessa -- Juvenile fiction.
African American girls -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Juvenile fiction.
Beauty contests -- Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Juvenile fiction.
Urban schools -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Nineteen eighties -- Juvenile fiction.
Electronic books.
Newark (N.J.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
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ISBN 9781632896070 (electronic bk.)
1632896079 (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT12087841

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