Virtual BookTeen Book Club

Teens! Join BookBar's Virtual Teen Book Club on Sunday, July 26th at 4:30pm. This month, we're reading The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta.

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About the Book: 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.

Dean Atta’s poems deal with themes of race, gender, and identity. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally and his work has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and appeared on MTV and BET. The Black Flamingo is his debut YA novel. You can find him online at

Event date: 
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
The Black Flamingo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062990297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020