Coverart for item
The Resource Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek, Maya Van Wagenen

Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek, Maya Van Wagenen

Label
Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek
Title
Popular
Title remainder
a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek
Statement of responsibility
Maya Van Wagenen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence. "--
Summary
Documents a high school student's year-long attempt to change her social status from that of a misfit to a member of the "in" crowd by following advice in a 1950s popularity guide, an experiment that triggered embarrassment, humor and unexpected surprises
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2015.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10316554
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.5/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
730
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
BF575.S39
LC item number
W34 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek
Label
Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek, Maya Van Wagenen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20174273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780147512543
Lccn
2014000236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn860755382
  • (OCoLC)860755382
Label
Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek, Maya Van Wagenen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20174273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780147512543
Lccn
2014000236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn860755382
  • (OCoLC)860755382

Library Locations

    • Colfax-Perry Township Public LibraryBorrow it
      207 S. Clark St., Colfax, IN, 46035, US
      40.192167 -86.665261

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...