Gr 6 Up Martin breaks through some of the mystique surrounding the Miss America Pageant to give a broad view of its history, its troubles, its winners. She provides brief sketches of each year's pageant and many anecdotes from its 65-year history. This will be good source material for papers on beauty pageants, and it certainly fills a void in most school libraries. The black-and-white photographs are serviceable. Joyce Whitson, Manhattan Senior High School Library, Kans.