Like Vanessa

Product Number: EB00706907
Released: Mar 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781632896070
Publisher: Charlesbridge
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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 possessing her self, her strength and her own beauty. An unforgettable debut."-Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven "This debut is a treasure: a gift to every middle school girl who ever felt unpretty, unloved, and trapped by her circumstances."- Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW "Charles evades the cliches and imbues Vanessa with an inner life that's so real and personal it's hard to deny the charm, heartbreak, and triumph of her story...? Superb."- Booklist STARRED REVIEW "Like Vanessa is an emotionally potent, engaging young adult story with a heroine whom it is impossible not to root for. The life lessons that Nessy learns are relevant and worthwhile for everyone."- Foreword Reviews STARRED REVIEW

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Author(s): Tami Charles
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018

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Author(s): Tami Charles
Narrator(s): Channie Waites
Product Number C05163
Released: Apr 27, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501990755
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Author(s): Tami Charles
Narrator(s): Channie Waites
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Author(s): Tami Charles
Narrator(s): Channie Waites
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Narrator(s): Channie Waites
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Narrator(s): Channie Waites
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Product Number 161324
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