Playing a Part
Arthur A. Levine Books
Grishka has grown up in the closed world of a puppet theater in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart--his best friend needs an operation, financial difficulties are forcing people out, his homosexual friend Sam, the jester, is leaving for Holland and Grishka no longer knows what role he himself is playing.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Androgyny; Illness; gay; gay adult; genderqueer; heart condition
mother and father
Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
theatre; puppets; friendship; Russia; bullying; homophobia; grandfather; jester; operation
Wilke, Daria and Schwartz, Marian, "Playing a Part" (2015). Diverse Families. 1966.