Middle School’s a Drag: You Better Werk by Greg Howard
Available At: Chinook Trail (MS)
Categories : LGBTQ+, Sexual
Description: In Charleston, South Carolina, a young business entrepreneur, newly out as gay, starts his own junior talent agency and signs a thirteen-year-old aspiring drag queen as his first client.
YA Label?: No
Notes: This book contains alternate gender ideologies; alternate sexualities; hate; and inexplicit sexual activities.
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Page 16: “I’m not a mister,” he says, resting his hands on his knees. “I’m Coco Caliente, Mistress of Madness and Mayhem.”…”It’s my stage name,” he says with a pointed look like I might have offended him. “My boy name is Julian.”
Page 31: I don’t want to tell them what Julian’s talent is before I see it for myself. If I say, He’s a drag queen, it’ll just spark a thousand more questions from Lyla.
Page 60: He almost looks like a real girl. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, but seeing it live and up close, well, it’s a lot to take in.
Page 64: After taking a dramatic bow, he steps down off the stage like he’s worn high heels since he was a baby drag queen.
Page 67: “Colton thinks I need a bigger ending,” Julian says. “Something that leaves the judges gagging. What do you think, Michael?” “Why would you want the audience to gag?” Lyla asks the question before I can. “He means gagging like losing their minds and going wild.”…”Gagging is a good thing these days,” Mrs. Vasquez says.
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