All Boys Aren't Blue All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't Blue

A Memoir-Manifesto

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Publisher Description

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores their childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

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From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults. (Johnson used he/him pronouns at the time of publication.)

Velshi Banned Book Club
Indie Bestseller
Teen Vogue Recommended Read
Buzzfeed Recommended Read
People Magazine Best Book of the Summer
A New York Library Best Book of 2020
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020 ... and more!

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2020
April 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
5.5
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9-13

Customer Reviews

vicsur ,

All boys aren’t blue

Quite an education !

baerrueche23 ,

Where was this book when was 16

Where was this book when I was a teenager everything thing the author went through I had the same exact experience verbatim. The young adult needs this book I hope it’s will be removed off the banned book list

jsr29000 ,

An amazing and truly relatable read!

This book validates many of the feelings I had growing up in the 1970s. This should be a mandatory read for all teenagers; gay or straight, and especially for lawmakers trying to divide people for political gain.

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