Results for Newark (N.J.) History 20th century Fiction.
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YA FIC CHA
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260 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Companion to: Like Vanessa.
Summary
"In 1984 Newark, Beatriz Mendez navigates romance, gang culture, and her family's past. After her gang-leader brother is killed, Beatriz gives up her dreams of dancing in order to run the gang. But her eyes are reopened to her dream of a career in dance when the school brainiac asks her to compete in a dance competition with him--but will the gang let her go?"-- Provided by publisher.
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9781580897785 (reinforced for library use)
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J FIC CHA
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284 pages ; 22 cm
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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footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn, drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.
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9781580897778 (reinforced for library use)
1580897770 (reinforced for library use)
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