The Black Flamingo

Author:   Dean Atta
Publisher:   Hachette Children's Group
ISBN:  

9781444948585


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 18 years
Format:   Hardback
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Fiercely told, this is a timely coming-of-age story told in verse about the journey to self-acceptance. 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.'

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Author:   Dean Atta
Publisher:   Hachette Children's Group
Imprint:   Hodder Children's Books
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 18.50cm
Weight:   0.352kg
ISBN:  

9781444948585


ISBN 10:   144494858
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 18 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  General/trade ,  Teenage / Young adult ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance * The Bookseller * 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 * Dean Atta's tender coming of age novel casts a fresh and enriching perspective on what it means to be seen as different at the level of race, culture, identity, heritage and gender ... an important book for young people -- Malika Booker * Poet *


Dean Atta's tender coming of age novel casts a fresh and enriching perspective on what it means to be seen as different at the level of race, culture, identity, heritage and gender ... an important book for young people - Poet 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 - performance artist and poet A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance - The Bookseller


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Named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday and one of poetry's greatest modern voices by Gay Times, poet Dean Atta's work has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4, often dealing with themes of gender, identity, race and growing up. Dean regularly performs across the UK and internationally. He is a member of Keats House Poets Forum and Malika's Poetry Kitchen, as well as a Tutor for Arvon and Poetry School. Dean's debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His latest book, The Black Flamingo, follows a mixed-race gay teen as he spreads his wings at university as a drag performer; a bold story about embracing your uniqueness and finding your inner strength.

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