by Tami Charles
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!