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World begins to change Vanessa discovers that her own self worth is 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 beaut. I loved this book I think this is a must order for any public or middle school library Besides being a much needed book with diverse characters and cultural authenticity it is a wonderfully rich and multi faceted story with a positive message about beauty and strength that will have readers reexamining their definitions of beauty and hopefully inspiring them to recognize their own natural beauty Set in the Newark projects in 1983 13 year old Vanessa Martin long time Miss America pageant fan is thrilled and inspired to see Vanessa Williams crowned as the first black Miss America along with Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles who was also black as 1st runner up Vanessa dreams of one day being on the Miss America stage herself though she wishes she fit the conventional standards of what is considered beautiful long wavy hair light complexion slender but curvy body She sees her hair as too tightly coiled her skin too dark and her body too big and shapele Brenda has a dragon in her blood own self worth is than the scores Divan Of Rudaki of her talent performance and her interview answers and that she doesn't need a crown to be comfortable in her Choice Stories for Children own skin and see her Öbür Divan own true beaut. I loved this book I think this is a must Summary of Homo Deus order for any public Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes or middle school library Besides being a much needed book with diverse characters and cultural authenticity it is a wonderfully rich and multi faceted story with a positive message about beauty and strength that will have readers reexamining their definitions The Teams Milking Cow of beauty and hopefully inspiring them to recognize their A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates own natural beauty Set in the Newark projects in 1983 13 year Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) old Vanessa Martin long time Miss America pageant fan is thrilled and inspired to see Vanessa Williams crowned as the first black Miss America along with Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles who was also black as 1st runner up Vanessa dreams Zenith of A Pale Light in the Black one day being Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of what is considered beautiful long wavy hair light complexion slender but curvy body She sees her hair as too tightly coiled her skin too dark and her body too big and shapele

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Rated 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. LIKE VANESSA is a hard hitting take on growing up in public housing in Newark NJ in the early 80 s while under the spell of the first ever Black Miss America Vanessa Williams The main character is also named Vanessa and her story of being raised by her alcoholic but well meaning grandfather and her mostly absent father is absolutely heartbreaking The pageant storyline brings up many important and timely themes of race and beauty ideals while Vanessa s cousin s experiences addresses the struggle of being gay as a Black youth in the early 80s in this neighborhood Librarian note this title is being marketed to ages 10 and up but I feel that it reads like an early YA story with the protagonist being in her early teens I will be purchasing this book for my middlehigh school library grades 6 12 but not for my elementary Highly recommended for all libraries serving middle and high school studentsThanks to Charlesbridge for the advance copy of this titl

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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 incarce. Like Vanessa is categorized under middle grade and children s fiction but I reckon that it will be appreciated by young adults because of its story and because of how uite long it is The novel is about Vanessa Nessy Martin a Black American a 13 year old and 8th grader at King Middle School who lives with his grandfather cousin and dad in Newark New Jersey Nessy s mother left them when she was still 4 years old hence she can t remember any memories she had with her Also she has no idea where her mother is she wants to ask her dad about her mom but he always evades any uestions about her Nessy s dad Daniel distanced himself ever since his wife was gone On the other hand her grandpa always reminds her dad that Nessy needs to know the truth about why her mother left them Nessy s grandfather Pop Pop is a WWII veteran he and Nessy never failed to watch the TV broadcast of Miss America every year Ever since the pageant first held in 19


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    Like Vanessa is categorized under middle grade and children's fiction but I reckon that it will be appreciated by young adults because of its story and because of how uite long it is The novel is about Vanessa “Nessy” Martin a Black American; a 13 year old and 8th grader at King Middle School who lives with his grandfather cousin and dad in Newark New Jersey Nessy’s mother left them when she was still 4 years old hence she

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    35 stars Overall I enjoyed Like Vanessa but there were a lot of harmful statements that I could’ve lived withoutCheck out my blog for reviews and other bookish posts This is a spoiler free reviewfull reviewI received an e ARC from C

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    Heart wrenching moving and inspirational all at once Who'd have ever thought I'd get involved in the story about a beauty pa

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    LIKE VANESSA is a hard hitting take on growing up in public housing in Newark NJ in the early 80's while under the spell

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    Update 11202017 There's a giveaway happening for this book rn Definitely enter it; this is one of my fave relea

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    Like Vanessa felt like a blast from the past for me Although I don't uite remember the eighties fully but I bonded with Vanessa having to be raised by a single father who worked a lot This was a story that definitely gave me the chills It is reality that many lower income families face Having many family members in the home but not a lot of resources Families members that have their own strife I didn't feel like any of t

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    I cannot say enough about this story If you are looking for impactful culturally diverse YA this is your book I was totally immersed in the MC's life from the first few pages Everything I want to rave about would

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    I loved this book I think this is a must order for any public or middle school library Besides being a much nee

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    This book was Crazy Good The characters the plot and the writing were all well craftedOh how I loved Vanessa Her story had its differences yet it was so similar and familiar to my own I only wish I had been as brave as her when I was her age Her honesty and vulnerability were so refreshing to see I also loved ho

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    It’s 1983 and Vanessa Williams was just crowned Miss America the first black woman to win the title This changes everything for 13 year old Vanessa Martin who watches the Miss America pageant every year with her grandfather and a

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