All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto
Details: *An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. 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.
Featured on Good Morning America and Fox Soul, Amazon Best Book of the Year, CNN Summer Read Pick, Teen Vogue Recommended Read, Buzzfeed Recommended Read, People Magazine Best Book of the Summer, An Indie Bestseller Publishers Weekly Anti-Racist Reading List Pick.
"An exuberant, unapologetic memoir infused with a deep but cleareyed love for its subjects." ―The New York Times
"This title opens new doors, as the author insists that we don't have to anchor stories such as his to tragic ends: 'Many of us are still here. Still living and waiting for our stories to be told―to tell them ourselves.' A critical, captivating, merciful mirror for growing up black and queer today."―Kirkus Reviews
"An absolute necessity . . . the personal stories and the healing and reconciliation of self in this title are all undeniably honest and relatable―a reminder of our shared imperfection and humanity." ―Booklist
Author: Johnson, George M.
Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Number Of Pages: 320
Release Date: 04-28-2020
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