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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Breckenridge Public Library Y JOH (Text) 33500013257951 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library Y JOH (Text) 33500013257969 New Checked out 11/13/2020
Roseau Public Library ya JOH (Text) 35500006329245 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781338503623
  • ISBN: 133850326X
  • ISBN: 9781338503265
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine--but when that scholarship falls through she is forced to turn to her school's scholarship for prom king and queen, which plunges her into the gauntlet of social media which she hates and leads her to discoveries about her own identity and the value of true friendships.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 15-18. Scholastic Press.
Grades 10-12. Scholastic Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    It's senior year and Liz Lighty is headed for her late mother's alma mater, Pennington University. At the top of her small-town Indiana class, Liz has the grades, the extracurriculars, and even the acceptance letter she needs to make her dreams a reality—never mind that she exists on the outskirts of her school's social hierarchy. But when the final piece of her puzzle, a scholarship from the university band, falls through, Liz knows she'll have to do whatever it takes to get to college, even if that means running for prom queen. With the help of friends and family, Liz finds herself fighting for more than a plastic tiara—she fights to be herself. Though elements of high-school clichés are present, Johnson puts a fresh spin on this novel with an unlikely romance, heartwarming friendships, and the tension of being Black, poor, and queer in a small town. Readers will revel in the growth of the entire cast, as their high-school years come to an exciting and wildly unanticipated close. A feel-good title for sure. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner, currently moonlighting as a New Yorker. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Sarah Lawrence College, where she received her MFA in fiction writing, and currently teaches in their undergraduate writing program. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her on Twitter, ranting about pop culture and politics. You Should See Me in a Crown is her first novel.

Subject: African American teenage girls Juvenile fiction
Proms Juvenile fiction
Competition (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Identity (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Grandparents Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
High schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Proms Fiction
Identity Fiction
Friendship Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Lesbians Fiction
African American teenage girls
Brothers and sisters
Competition (Psychology)
Identity (Psychology)
Genre: Juvenile works.

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