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“Atta’s story uplifts as it informs and entertains as it affirms; in Michael’s words, “It’s about being free.””
—Publishers Weekly  (Starred Review)

The Black Flamingo

Written by Dean Atta
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

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.

Primary ISBN: 9780062990297

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: United Kindom

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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