Flamboyant: A Novel
When Chana Landau begins her job as a teacher at Harvey Milk High School, she leaves the protection of her traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant, a fifteen-year-...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 29th 1999 by Picador
(first published September 1998)
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All the books I had on my list were currently checked out at the library so I picked up this one. Glad I did! I like the way the author switched back and forth between the teacher and the student's point of view. She did an excellent job of giving each character voice. I think this would be a great book club book. Topics that could be discussed include religion, education, sexuality, and making difficult unpopular choices. Overall a good read.