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Tanya Boteju Author Event

08/08/2019 - 6:00pm

Join Queerest Book Club Ever as we welcome author Tanya Boteju talking about her new YA novel Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens. 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.

Tanya Boteju is an English teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). She believes feminism, diversity, committed educators, sassy students, and hot mugs of tea will save the day. She is also grateful for her patient wife who builds her many bookshelves! Tanya may have been a drag king in her well-spent youth and knows that the queer community is full of magic and wonder. With Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens, she hopes she’s brought some of that magic to those who need it most.

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Honey at Alma Mater
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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534430655
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - May 7th, 2019

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781534430679
Availability: Available Now
Published: Simon Pulse - May 6th, 2019