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The black flamingo

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444948608

Publication Date: 5 Mar 2020

Subject: Older teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13)

AR: 4.7 UY

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A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo.

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Summary

A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo.

This is Michael's story.

Join him as he enters the world, with tiny feather eyelashes. Travel from school to college, where he discovers his flock, and comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen. At university, take a seat in the audience and watch him find his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo.

A bold story about discovering that only YOU get the privilege of choosing who you are. There is power in embracing your uniqueness. What's your story?

NOTE : Strong language throughout; discussion of sex and sexual preferences though nothing graphic
Empathy Lab 2020 - Secondary List
Carnegie Shortlist 2020
YA Book Prize Shortlist 2020
UKLA Book Awards 2021 - Longlist
Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlist 2021 - Older Readers

Awards
  • Shortlisted - Waterstones Children's Book Prize (Older fiction) 2021
  • Shortlisted - The Diverse Book Awards YA Longlist 2020
  • Shortlisted - Carnegie Medal 2020
  • Shortlisted - YA Book Prize 2020
  • Longlisted - UKLA Book Awards (Ages 11–14+) 2021
Content advisory

Strong language throughout; discussion of sex and sexual preferences though nothing graphic

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Subject
Older teen novels
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Some B & W illus
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5 Mar 2020
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New in Paperback
ISBN
9781444948608
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Paperback
Pages
360
Width
128mm
Height
197mm
Weight
298g
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