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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

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; 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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