Like Vanessa
  • Like Vanessa
  • Like Vanessa
ISBN: 1580897770
EAN13: 9781580897778
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 13, 2018
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.2" L x 5.6" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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.

It's such an honor to be the focal point of this wonderful book Without a doubt, it will be inspiring to a new generation of young, talented girls well on their way to promising careers. --Vanessa Williams, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Fashion Designer and star of Television, Film and the Broadway Stage

Like Vanessa has it all and then some Gritty, poetic, emotionally true, Tami Charles wrings out every hope, every stumble and every triumph of a girl on an uneasy road to Read More chevron_right

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