Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Book cover for Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Botju

Tanya Boteju


Book Summary

Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.

Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.

School, Friendship, LGBTQ2S+, Gender Identity, Asian Descent

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up)
Simon and Schuster
Book Category