All Boys Aren't blue
May 19, 2022 5:13 PM - Subscribe

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.
posted by johnofjack (1 comment total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
This book is one of many (including Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison and Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe) being targeted around the U.S. as "pornography" when it's nothing of the sort and doesn't even come close to it.

At any rate, I listened to it recently (about 5 hours, on OverDrive/Libby) and liked it a lot.
posted by johnofjack at 6:45 PM on May 20


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