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The Black Flamingo

Atta, Dean. Book - 2020 Teen Book / Fiction / General / Atta, Dean, Teen Fiction / Atta, Dean 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: Teen Book / Fiction / General / Atta, Dean, Teen Fiction / Atta, Dean
On Shelf At: Malletts Creek Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown Teen 1st Floor, NEW Teen Fiction / Atta, Dean Downtown Library Due 12-16-2020
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A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag.
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.


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Finding Your Place submitted by KBarkerPeters on August 1, 2020, 8:01pm A beautiful novel in verse about a teenager finding his place in the world and finding people who "get" him, and respect him for who he is/wants to be.

Positive coming of age story submitted by samanthar on October 13, 2020, 11:17am The Black Flamingo is a YA book written in verse by poet and performer Dean Atta. It’s a queer coming of age story that follows Michael, a teenager living in London who’s half Greek-Cypriot, half Jamaican. Readers follow Michael from a young child who would rather receive a Barbie than a Ninja Turtle for his birthday, to a high schooler sharing his feelings to his crush, to a young adult finding his place on a college campus. Atta’s verse is rich, and expounds the themes of love, identity, and belonging.

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New York : Balzer + Bray, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 403 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Gay teenagers -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Identity -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Female impersonators -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.