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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

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Like Vanessa

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 ea

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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. Heart wrenching moving and inspirational all at once Who d have ever thought I d get involved in the story about a beauty pageant contestant But this book has so much to offer Vanessa s aspirations go so much deeper than beauty pageants Vanessa dearly wants to be loved and to be considered beautiful Her uest to achieve beauty leads her to the discovery that the beauty is inside herself and it has been there all along Vanessa is so genuine so honest in her thoughts although she sometimes holds back in her words and actions She has such heart I could immediately identify with Vanessa though her world and mine are entirely different Very well written at times heart wrenching and extremely emotionally involvin


10 thoughts on “Like Vanessa

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    Heart wrenching moving and inspirational all at once Who'd have ever thought I'd get involved in the story about a beauty pageant contestant? But this book has so much to offer Vanessa's aspirations go so much deeper than beauty pageants Vanessa dearly wants to be loved and to be considered beautiful Her uest to achieve beauty leads her to the discovery that the beauty is inside herself and it has been there al

  4. says:

    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 wh

  5. says:

    Update 11202017 There's a giveaway happening for this book rn Definitely enter it; this is one of my fave releases of 2018 yes I kn

  6. says:

    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 definite

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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

  8. says:

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

  9. says:

    This book was Crazy Good The characters the plot and the writing were all well craftedOh how I loved Vanessa Her story ha

  10. says:

    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 always dreamed

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