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; Homosexuality; 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.