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Beauty Queen #1
By (author): Jennifer de de Guzman Illustrated by: Jamie Parreno
9781545801697 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10 - 14 JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror Dec 18, 2018 Print Run: 20000
$12.99 CAD
Cancelled 5.5 x 8 x 0 in 96 pages Papercutz Charmz
"Mamalarang! Witch!" These are words that have followed young Renata for most of her life. Living in the squalor of Manila's Smokey Mountain - a slum within a garbage dump - Renata uses her power to communicate with insects to help her with collecting recyclable rubbish. As her family ekes out a living, the flip side of Manila is one where glamorous Beauty Queens reign supreme. When a flamboyant talent coach spots Renata in the market, he gives her the chance to be plucked from poverty into the heady world of Filipino pageants. But even as she is groomed in poise and beauty, her past and the plight of the poor in Manila haunts her. And her secret power just keeps strengthening. Will the love of a fellow pageant girl help Renata find the strength to set her power free?
Special previews on Wattpad and The Mary Sue.
Special outreach to LGBT press.
Major trade and consumer promotion at ALA, library and consumer shows
Social media push on publisher and author pages, Goodreads, NetGalley.
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