Don't Be a Drag

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$18.99  $17.66
Page Street YA
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5.75 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 1.22 pounds

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About the Author
Skye Quinlan (they/them) is a queer, autistic author of YA fiction. They're an avid reader, have an absurd amount of crystals and gemstones, and if they're not tending to their garden, you can usually find them playing Animal Crossing. Skye lives in Ohio with their wife, two dogs, a snake, and two lizards.

"Briar's mental health journey is at the core of the story, which accurately and unflinchingly depicts her experiences with anxiety and depression. The endearing Briar is realistically drawn, and the supporting characters are all lovable in their own ways [...] A joyful celebration of identity and community."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Quinlan's portrayal of Briar's mental health struggles may strike a chord with some readers, and their description of drag competitions will enthrall Drag Race fans."

"[T]he premise of rival drag kings falling in love is refreshing and indulgent, the insight into Briar's anxiety and depression is honest, and the freedom Briar experiences exploring her gender presentation is euphoric."

"Honest, hopeful, and full of sparkle, Don't Be a Drag shows that sometimes the best way to find your truest self is to let the sides of your personality shine that you've kept hidden from yourself and others."
--Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue

"A realistic and raw portrayal of living with depression and anxiety. Don't Be a Drag introduces a fun, messy, memorable found family that I couldn't stop cheering for. Quinlan beautifully shows how we all have the power to face our demons, step into the spotlight, and slay!"
--Jenna Miller, author of Out of Character

"Tender, fierce, and full of big feelings, Briar's story of self-discovery and self-compassion is just as captivating as the bold contour and bright lights of the drag stage. But where Quinlan really shines is in their trio of complicated kings who come together in a time-honored queer tradition: accepting each other for exactly who they are and supporting each other joyously. Don't Be a Drag is a tale of courage and community fit for a king."
--Christen Randall, author of The No-Girlfriend Rule

"Don't Be a Drag achingly captures the tumult of mental anxiety--that human wrestle between the terror in the imagined world and the magic in the real world. Drag brings the magic and pours in light, and Quinlan does not miss a shimmering detail. A stunning journey!"
--Debbie Rigaud, author of A Girl's Guide to Love & Magic