ISBN 9780062990297, 0062990292

Hardcover | 416 pages


Stonewall Book Award Winner!


A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


This is not about

being ready,

it’s not even about

being fierce
or fearless,



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 from acclaimed poet Dean Atta explores the layers of identity that make us who we are—and allow us to shine.

Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

SKU: 9780062990297

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