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Beauty Pageants: Tiaras, Roses and Runways (First Books Series)
     

Beauty Pageants: Tiaras, Roses and Runways (First Books Series)

by Judy Alter
 

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This book takes a behind-the-scenes look at a single popular entertainment from its origins to today. Discover these worlds of live performance and competition that have thrilled audiences since the first entertainers took the stage.

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This book takes a behind-the-scenes look at a single popular entertainment from its origins to today. Discover these worlds of live performance and competition that have thrilled audiences since the first entertainers took the stage.

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Gr 4-8An objective treatment of a controversial topic. Alter takes an overall look at beauty pageants of various types, and then focuses on the Miss America contest. Several chapters are devoted to the history of this particular event, followed by a "year in the life" of the winner. The author includes criticisms of beauty pageants along with the benefits such as scholarships and public exposure leading to careers in acting. Her style is lively, clear, and nonjudgmental. Of particular interest are the numerous color and black-and-white photographs of pageants and contestants past and present. Racial and ethnic representation is especially good. Nancie S. Martin's Miss America (Messner, 1985; o.p.), though somewhat dated, provides much more depth in its examination of a single pageant.Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531202531
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
First Books Series
Edition description:
Franklin Watts Library Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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