The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

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The Black Flamingo
Cover of The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
Author(s) Dean Atta
Published August 8, 2019
Publisher Hodder Children's Books
Genre(s) Contemporary Fiction
Age group Young Adult

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta is a young adult contemporary novel-in-verse, originally published on August 8, 2019.

Trigger Warnings

  • Alcohol
  • Bullying
  • Drug use
  • Homophobia (internalized)
  • Physical abuse (brief)
  • Racism (internalized)
  • Sex (mentioned, off-page)
  • Toxic masculinity


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Gay* main character
  • Mixed main character (Greek Cypriot and Jamaican)*
  • Lesbian supporting character
  • Black* supporting character
  • Bisexual minor character