The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a remarkably beautiful book. A coming of age story that is just as much about discovering cultural identity as it is discovering queer identity, Michael never felt he found his place in his mixed family in addition to being queer. Moving to college, he discovers the local Drag Society and finally finds his way to the person he was always meant to be. Told in verse, the book has a definite lyrical flow. I wish I had this book when I was at a younger age; I think it would have helped me on my own self-discovery journey.
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