Like Vanessa by Tami Charles audiobook

Like Vanessa

By Tami Charles
Read by Channie Waites

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664470170

  • ISBN: 9781664578005

Runtime: 7.65 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

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.

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Author

Author Bio: Tami Charles

Author Bio: Tami Charles

Tami Charles is a former teacher and full-time author of picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made it her mission to introduce her students to all types of literature but especially diverse books. She is the author of the middle grade novels Like Vanessa, Definitely Daphne, and Becoming Beatriz, and more.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.65
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English