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Author Charles, Tami, author.

Title Like Vanessa / Tami Charles.

Publication Info. Solon, OH : Findaway World, LLC, [2018]
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, Inc


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  MIDDLE GRADE PLAYAWAY CHARLES    Check Shelf
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 sound media player (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
digital non-volatile flash memory rda
audio file rda
Note One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player.
Release date supplied by publisher.
"HD Audio."
Title from container.
Performer Narrated by Channie Waites.
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, by reluctantly entering her own beauty pageant. 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 an incarcerated 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.
Audience 10 years and up.
Subject Williams, Vanessa -- Juvenile fiction.
Williams, Vanessa. (OCoLC)fst00239543
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.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
Family life -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
Newark (N.J.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
African American girls. (OCoLC)fst00799183
Beauty contests. (OCoLC)fst00829350
Dysfunctional families. (OCoLC)fst01728523
Nineteen eighties. (OCoLC)fst01037781
Self-confidence. (OCoLC)fst01111517
Urban schools. (OCoLC)fst01162597
New Jersey -- Newark. (OCoLC)fst01205929
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Children's audiobooks.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Children's audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01920772
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Waites, Channie, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
ISBN 9781980012887
Music No. 524634 Recorded Books
66296 Recorded Books
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