Black Flamingo

Hardcover, 176 pages

English language

Published Jan. 13, 2019 by Hachette Children's Group.

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4 stars (2 reviews)

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.

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so good, so real

5 stars

it's a teen queer story, but one that feels real for once, unlike some shitty tv series. there is doubt, there is mess, there is poetry, there is sex. but the teen sex, the one full of questions, discoveries, possibly dangerous, but in a naive way. i dont know what dean atta did, but i truly believe he was a 20 years old writing this. lol. anyway, very smooth and lovely read. it's classified as young adult and i found it in the children's section, but for that same reason it costs only £8, which is an amazing deal. eheh!

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