The Black Flamingo (Hardback)Dean Atta (author)
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Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK's leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.
A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers - to show ourselves to the world in bold colour.
'I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.'
"A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance" The Bookseller
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 204 x 132 mm
The Black Flamingo is the book I wish I had when I was younger ... joyful, emotional and full of depth. The Black Flamingo becomes an emblem of so much, and I am so excited to read this again -- Travis Alabanza * performance artist and poet *
A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance * The Bookseller *
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