Dean Atta on The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta on The Black Flamingo

The B&N Podcast Barnes & Noble
June 22, 2020 • 26m
Our guest today is Dean Atta, author of The Black Flamingo—our June YA Book Club Pick. The Black Flamingo is a fierce coming-of-age story told in verse about identity and the power of drag. Michael, the main character of the story, is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London and navigating what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs—and the Black Flamingo is born. We were simply in awe of this beautifully crafted and inspiring work on so many levels and can’t wait for everyone to experience all the powerful, life-affirming...

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