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Death Prefers Blondes - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

"Death Prefers Blondes" by Caleb Roehrig

“Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she dodges security cameras and armed guards, pulling off high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of flamboyant young men. In and out of disguise, she’s in all the headlines. But then Margo’s personal life takes a sudden, dark turn, and a job to end all jobs lands her crew in deadly peril. Overnight, everything she’s ever counted on is put at risk. Backs against the wall, the resourceful thieves must draw on their special skills to survive. But can one rebel heiress and four kickboxing drag queens withstand the slings and arrows of truly outrageous fortune? Or will a mounting sea of troubles end them — for good?”

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

More about the author, the book, and the history of drag:

Caleb Roehrig’s site:

Caleb Roehrig’s interview with Book Riot about Death Prefers Blondes:

Quiz: Which Death Prefers Blondes drag queen are you?:

The evolution of drag in historical images:

BBC’s article on the fabulous history of drag:

Drag Queen Story Hour:

American Library Association’s Rainbow Book List:

Included as well: Pictures of the author dressed as the characters, a design your own look activity, a word search, and a drag coloring page.

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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