Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

By Bil Wright
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416939962, 219pp.)

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

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Carlos Duarte knows that he's fabulous. He's got a better sense of style than half the fashionistas in New York City, and he can definitely apply makeup like nobody's business. He may only be in high school, but when he lands the job of his dreams--makeup artist at the FeatureFace counter in Macy's--he's sure that he's finally on his way to great things.

But the makeup artist world is competitive and cutthroat, and for Carlos to reach his dreams, he'll have to believe in himself more than ever.

About the Author
Bil Wright is an award-winning novelist and playwright. His novels include "Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy" (Lambda Literary Award and American Library Association Stonewall Book Award), the highly acclaimed "When the Black Girl Sings" (Junior Library Guild selection), and the critically acclaimed "Sunday You Learn How to Box". His plays include "Bloodsummer Rituals", based on the life of poet Audre Lorde (Jerome Fellowship), and "Leave Me a Message" (San Diego Human Rights Festival premiere). He is the Librettist for "This One Girl's Story" (GLAAD nominee) and the winner of a LAMI (La Mama Playwriting Award). An associate professor of English at CUNY, Bil Wright lives in New York City. Visit him at BilWright.com.
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