Bil Wright by Robert Giard
American photographer Robert Giard is renowned for his portraits of American poets and writers; his particular focus was on gay and lesbian writers. Some of his photographs of the American gay and lesbian literary community appear in his groundbreaking book Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, published by MIT Press in 1997. Giard’s stated mission was to define the literary history and cultural identity of gays and lesbians for the mainstream of American society, which perceived them as disparate, marginal individuals possessing neither. In all, he photographed more than 600 writers. (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitalFurther Readings:
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (August 7, 2012)
Amazon: Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
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In this spirited exploration of strength and personality, a fabulous NYC teen knows he’s destined for greatness—if only he can survive his first job.
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.
More Particular Voices at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Particular Voices
More Spotlights at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels
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