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Beauty Queens

Title

Beauty Queens

Authors

Libba Bray

Publisher

Scholastic Paperbacks

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780439895989

Pages

396 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner. What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL690L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Homosexuality; Transgender; Physical disability; lesbian; lesbian teenager; transgender teenager; boy to girl; deaf; deaf teenager

Main Character

female teenagers

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Indian American / White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

lesbian female; transgender female

Awards

Audie Award, 2012, Finalist, Teen; Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult; Goodreads Choice Award, 2011, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, 2011, Honor; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2011, Finalist, Young Adult Literature; 50 Books about Survival, 2012 Against the Odds; Amelia Bloomer List, 2012; Best of the Best Books, 2011 Fiction; Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth, 2011; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012; Choices, 2012 Fiction Young Adult; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction; Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2011; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2011 Fiction; Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2011; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction; YALSA Readers Choice, 2012 Sci-Fi/Fantasy; YALSA Top 10 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2012

Keywords

plane crash; few survivors; shady government operations; pirates; female empowerment; beauty pageant; survival skills

Diversity Impact

indirect

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