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Like Vanessa [electronic resource] / Tami Charles.

Charles, Tami, (author.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781632896070 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1632896079 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Charlesbridge, 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.:
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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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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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