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Title:
Like Vanessa
Author:
Charles, Tami, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
284 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
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footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn, drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580897778
Format :
Book