Mike Curato


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Flamer by Curato, Mike
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Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." --Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo

I know I'm not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They're mean, and scary, and they're always destroying something or saying something dumb or both.

I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe.

It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes--but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

Godwin Books

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 8.50h x 6.00w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781250756145
Age: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.2
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509952 / Flamer

Award: Golden Kite - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/13/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2020
School Library Journal 08/28/2020 pg. 1
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 68
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 97
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves Worm. Flamer is Mike's first graphic novel.