The Black Flamingo

Category: Book
By (author): Atta, Dean
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Novels in Verse
Audience: young adult
Awards: Stonewall Award
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.29in
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From The Publisher*

Stonewall Book Award Winner!

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.

Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican-but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough.

As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs-and the Black Flamingo is born.

Told with raw honesty, insight, and lyricism, this debut explores the layers of identity that make us who we are-and allow us to shine.

Review Quote*"Courage and fierceness abound in this lyrical coming-of-age story…Gripping, unflinching, and unforgettable."
Review Quote*"The Black Flamingo is an essential addition to the canon of queer coming-of-age stories. Dean Atta has gifted us with words that are lyrical, hilarious and intimate. I'm obsessed with this book and you will be too."
Review Quote*"Celebratory and passionate, Atta's bold verse novel calls to its readers to find their own blazing, performative inner truth"  
Review Quote*"Inspiring"
Review Quote*"One of poetry's greatest modern voices"
Review Quote*"Bold and joyous hymn to self-discover and acceptance"
Review Quote*"An excellent book to spark discussions, break down barriers, open peoples eyes to other lives" 4*