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Cass County Library-Archie YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922351 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922385 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922401 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922328 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922302 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922310 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA 155.5 VAN 2014 (Text) 0002204922377 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Festus Public Library Y Van (Text) 32017000073096 Young Adult Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Belle YA 155.5 WAG (Text) 35555001711987 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Iberia YA 155.5 WAG (Text) 35555001711979 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / by Betty Cornell -- Introduction (or how this whole thing came to be) -- September. Figure problems -- October. Hair -- November. Modeling tricks -- December. Skin problems & makeup -- January. Clothes & what to wear where -- February. Good grooming & away from home -- March. Money (how to earn extra) & on the job -- April. Popular attitude: look pretty-be pretty, are you shy? & personality -- May. It's a date & be a hostess -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Brownsville, Texas, newcomer Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the eighth grade following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise -- meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.0.
Reading Counts! 4.5.
Awards Note:
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Winner (2015)
Subject: Van Wagenen, Maya.
Cornell, Betty.
Self-confidence in adolescence > Juvenile literature.
Popularity > Juvenile literature.
Middle school students > Conduct of life > Juvenile literature.
Middle school students > Texas > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Life skills > Humor.
Teenage girls > Juvenile literature.
Teenage girls > Biography.
Middle school students > Texas > Biography.
AR book.
Brownsville (Tex.) > Biography.
Genre: Humor.
Juvenile works.

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