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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y ATT (Text) 33500013280516 New Checked out 01/29/2021
Moorhead Public Library Y ATT (Text) 33500013280524 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062990297
  • ISBN: 0062990292
  • Physical Description: 403 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers 2020.

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General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 by Hodder and Stoughton"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"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"
Awards Note:
Stonewall Book Award

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    Throughout his childhood, Michael knew he was different in more ways than one; he considered himself like the black flamingo of Cyprus—anatomically the same, but a standout amongst his flock. When he comes out during high school with uncertainties about what exactly his sexual preferences are, he's faced with a lot of big questions related to his family, friends, and ultimately who he wants to be in the world as he prepares to take off to university. This British import captures its audience from the very first page, with verse poetry that grows and matures alongside its protagonist. Whereas some stories aim to tell all, Atta's writing emphasizes the importance of pauses, allowing the silences to speak just as loudly as what is being said. Michael's internal dissonances are relatable on the most human level, leaving readers in a state of ultimate euphoria when he finally finds family in the Drag Society and begins his reconciliation both with himself and with the world. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Gay teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people > Juvenile fiction.
Gay men > Identity > Juvenile fiction.
London (England) > Juvenile fiction.
Female impersonators > Juvenile fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Female impersonators > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Novels in Verse.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural.
Gay men > Identity.
Gay teenagers.
Racially mixed people.
England > London.
Genre: Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Novels in verse.

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