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The Black Flamingo, Hardback Book


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


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781444948585

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