The Resource The courage to compete : living with cerebral palsy and following my dreams, Abbey Curran with Elizabeth Kaye

The courage to compete : living with cerebral palsy and following my dreams, Abbey Curran with Elizabeth Kaye

Label
The courage to compete : living with cerebral palsy and following my dreams
Title
The courage to compete
Title remainder
living with cerebral palsy and following my dreams
Statement of responsibility
Abbey Curran with Elizabeth Kaye
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The former beauty pageant contestant and activist describes her childhood growing up with cerebral palsy, her decision to compete in beauty pageants against the odds, and her charity work helping other young women with physical disabilities
  • A remarkable memoir by Miss Iowa USA Abbey Curran about living with cerebral palsy, competing in Miss USA, and her inspiring work with young women who have disabilities. Abbey was born with cerebral palsy, but early on she resolved to never let it limit her. Abbey made history when she became the first contestant with a disability to win a major beauty pageant. After earning the title of Miss Iowa, she went on to compete in Miss USA. Growing up on a hog farm in Illinois, Abbey competed in local pageants despite naysayers who told her not to. After realizing her own dream, she went on to help other disabled girls achieve their goals by starting Miss You Can Do It, a national nonprofit pageant for girls and women with special needs and challenges, which became the subject of an HBO documentary with the same name. This is Abbey's story
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curran, Abbey
Dewey number
362.1968
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • RC388
  • RJ496.C4
LC item number
  • .C87 2015
  • C87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kaye, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curran, Abbey
  • Cerebral palsied
  • Beauty contestants
  • Beauty contests
  • People with disabilities
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The courage to compete : living with cerebral palsy and following my dreams, Abbey Curran with Elizabeth Kaye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the farm -- School days -- A new world -- Pageant girl -- Journeys -- College -- Creating a pageant -- Dreams -- Taking a chance -- The Miss Iowa pageant -- Miss Iowa -- The big one -- A magical experience -- Winning isn't everything -- An amazing night -- Grandpa Jack -- HBO -- Exactly what I was hoping for -- Another trip to New York City -- Becoming a nurse -- Miss you can do it
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780062363916
Lccn
2015933523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn898418447
  • 703797
Label
The courage to compete : living with cerebral palsy and following my dreams, Abbey Curran with Elizabeth Kaye
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the farm -- School days -- A new world -- Pageant girl -- Journeys -- College -- Creating a pageant -- Dreams -- Taking a chance -- The Miss Iowa pageant -- Miss Iowa -- The big one -- A magical experience -- Winning isn't everything -- An amazing night -- Grandpa Jack -- HBO -- Exactly what I was hoping for -- Another trip to New York City -- Becoming a nurse -- Miss you can do it
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780062363916
Lccn
2015933523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn898418447
  • 703797

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