by Dean Atta - £12.99 Hodder Children (2019)
hardback ISBN 13: 9781444948585 | ISBN 10: 144494858x
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’
Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK’s leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.
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.
A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers – to show ourselves to the world in bold colour.
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