Dean Atta is the author of The Black Flamingo, which won The Stonewall Book Award. 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.
Here Dean recommends six books the protagonist, Michael, his mother and his best friend read.