Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
Simon and Schuster
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; Gender nonconformity; single mother; abusive boyfriend; gay; gay teenager; gender roles
Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
Lambda Literary Award, 2012, Winner, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2012, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
28 Days Later, 2012 Young Adult
Rainbow List, 2012 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013
YALSA Top 10 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013
makeup; professional makeup artist; Macy's; New York; job; celebrities; competition; high school
Bil Wright, Bil, "Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy" (2011). Diverse Families. 1503.