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Like Vanessa / Tami Charles.

Charles, Tami, (author.). Waites, Channie, (narrator.). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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Brookfield Library J CD F/CHARLES (Text to phone) 34029142875979 Juvenile Book on CD Available -

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General Note:
In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Channie Waites.
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, 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.
Target Audience Note:
10 years and up.
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.
Newark (N.J.) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
Family life > New Jersey > Newark > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Self-confidence > Fiction.
Genre: Children's audiobooks.

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by Charles, Tami; Waites, Channie (Narrated by)
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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, 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.

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