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The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo

“Intensely moving and heart-warming all at once” Cosmo
“Bold” The Guardian
“I loved every word” Malorie Blackman


This is not about being ready, it’s not even about being fierce, or fearless, IT’S ABOUT BEING FREE.

Michael waits in the stage wings, wearing a pink wig, pink fluffy coat and black heels.

One more step will see him illuminated by spotlight.

He has been on a journey of bravery to get here, and he is almost ready to show himself to the world in bold colours …

Can he emerge as The Black Flamingo?

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARDS 2019
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Personal & Social Issues (children's

On Sale: 5th March 2020

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444948608

Reviews

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
The Black Flamingo is the book I wish I had when I was younger ... joyful, emotional and full of depth
Travis Alabanza, performance artist and poet
A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance
The Bookseller
A very modern masterpiece
The Guyliner
A moving coming-of-age story, written with heart and panache
Irish Independent