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 www.deanatta.com.
The Black Flamingo presents expertly crafted, stirring
poetry to portray an unforgettable teen who lives his liberation
and truth in drag.--Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"Courage and fierceness abound in this lyrical coming-of-age story...Gripping, unflinching, and unforgettable."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Atta's story uplifts as it informs and entertains as it affirms."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The Black Flamingo is an essential addition to the canon of queer coming-of-age stories. Dean Atta has gifted us with words that are lyrical, hilarious and intimate. I'm obsessed with this book and you will be too.--Abdi Nazemian, author of Like a Love Story
"A triumphant and emotional story about standing up for and embracing oneself that readers of any orientation and ethnicity will relate to."--School Library Journal (starred review)