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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footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn, drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781580897778
Call Number: CHARLES
Characteristics: 284 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Williams, Vanessa -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Beauty contests -- Fiction.
dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Families -- New Jersey -- Newark -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Newark (N.J.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.


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