Kings, Queens, and In-betweensBook - 2019
Judy Blume meets RuPaul's Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag.
Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother's unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.
Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be--one that can confidently express and accept love. But she'll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.
From debut author Tanya Boteju comes a poignant, laugh-out-loud tale of acceptance, self-expression, and the colorful worlds that await when we're brave enough to look.
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Nima, a mixed-race, lesbian, teen, is looking to find a little excitement. She is convinced her mom left and that Ginny will never reciprocate her feelings for her because she is boring. This coming-of-age YA lands Nima way outside her comfort zone when she is thrust into the glittery and vibrant drag scene by, mostly, accident. In the process of finding herself, she must navigate the relationships around her that are upending with the guiding hand of a fabulous drag queen named Diedre. Hopefully, Nima can figure out her life before she alienates her closest friends.
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