Book Review: Like Vanessa

Like Vanessa

by Tami Charles


Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 13 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Like Vanessa through Charlesbridge and Netgalley:

This semi autobiographical novel Like Vanessa is set in public housing in Newark New Jersey. Vanessa Martin’s life is a far cry from Vanessa Williams the first African American women to stand on the stage and be crowned Miss America.

Vanessa struggles with a Mother she doesn’t really know, a Grandfather whose an alcoholic as well as a battle with self confidence. A new teacher ends up setting up a pageant which helps Vanessa gain self confidence and perhaps find out more about herself and her family.

I would definitely recommend Like Vanessa to the Middle grade girl in your life.

Five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

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