In This Bighearted Middle Grade Debut, Martin McLean Struggles To Find His Voice And His Inner Diva As He Navigates Friendship, Family, First Crushes, And A Whole Lot Of Glitter Seventh Grader Martin McLean Has Always Been Surrounded By People Who Can Express Themselves His Mother Is An Artist, His Colorful T O Billy Works In Theater, And His Best Friends Carmen And Pickle Are Outgoing And Don T Care What Other People Think But Martin Can Only Find The Right Words When He S Answering A Problem At A Mathletes Competition Until His T O Introduces Him To The World Of Drag In A Swirl Of Sequins And Stilettos, Martin Creates His Fabulous Drag Queen Alter Ego, Lottie Le N As Lottie, He Is Braver Than He S Ever Been But As Martin, He Doesn T Have The Guts To Tell Anyone Outside Of His Family About Her Not Carmen And Pickle, Not His Mathletes Teammates, And Definitely Not Chris, An Eighth Grader Who Gives Martin Butterflies When Martin Discovers That His First Ever Drag Show Is The Same Night As The Most Important Mathletes Tournament, He Realizes That He Can Only Pull Off Both Appearances By Revealing His True Self To His Friends And Channeling His Inner Drag Superstar
Alyssa Zaczek is a fiction author, voracious reader, former and forever theatre kid, journalist, home cook, book hoarder, lover of all things vintage, playwright and, most importantly, a human who is very excited to share her words with the world She is represented by Jessica Mileo at InkWell Management.Originally from Chicago, Alyssa currently lives and works in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.When she s not writing, Alyssa can be found cooking, running begrudgingly, reading happily, and chasing after her dog and two deeply obnoxious cats Her debut middle grade novel, MARTIN McLEAN, MIDDLE SCHOOL QUEEN, is coming January 2020 from Sterling Children s.
- 272 pages
- Martin McLean, Middle School Queen
- Alyssa Zaczek
- 14 June 2018 Alyssa Zaczek