The Black Flamingo-9780062990303

The Black Flamingo

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By: Atta, Dean
Format: Paperback
Published By: HarperCollins
Date of Publication: 25/05/21
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780062990303
Dimensions in mm: 202 x 140 x 29

Stonewall Book Award Winner * A Time Magazine Best YA Book Of All Time

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed 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, hes navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaicanbut never quite feeling Greek or Black enough.

As he gets older, Michaels 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 belongsand the Black Flamingo is born.

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

"In this uplifting coming-of-age novel told in accessible verse, Atta chronicles the growth and glory of Michael Angeli, a mixed-race kid from London, as he navigates his cultural identity as Cypriot and Jamaican as well as his emerging sexuality."(Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")