All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't Blue

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.

Title:All Boys Aren't Blue
Edition Language:English
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  • Cindy Pham

    Update: Changing my GR rating to 4 stars because I'm trying to keep my goodreads more consistent to my personal impressions rather than what I think the book should be "objectively"!4 stars for me per...

  • Kai

    so who the fuck let it slip that I cannot resist books with beautiful soft flower boys on their coversWhat baffles me most about this book is the realisation that heteronormativity and homophobia sit ...

  • Riley

    this is a very powerful memoir about being black and queer, and the intersection of those identities. the author narrates the audiobook and you can tell he is a natural born story-teller. i highly hig...

  • Jesse bowtiesandbooks

    "No amount of money, love, or support can protect you from a society intent on killing you for your blackness, and shows that a community that has been taught that anyone "not straight" is dangerous....

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    While this book was hard to listen to at times, it packed SUCH a powerful punch and was an amazing memoir that touched on the intersections of being Black and queer. Definitely recommend checking this...

  • Gabby

    This book was so good, it was so powerful. This is a powerful YA memoir about George exploring his sexuality, telling stories from his childhood, and it's written so beautifully. The story-telling in ...

  • emma

    i liked this a million times more than i expected.review to come / 4.5 stars-------------please tell the people that keep making these gorgeous flowery covers to take mercy on my tbr and my wallet(tha...

  • megs_bookrack

    At the conclusion of this memoir, the author writes, if one person is helped by my story, than it was all worth it.I think we can be confident that many, many people will be helped by reading this. Li...

  • Kevin (Irish Reader)

    I absolutely loved this book. It might be a short book, but it will leave such a long lasting impression. This book also educated me on black lives and black queer lives, and for that I am so grateful...

  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)

    I won't be writing a review in the typical sense, since it just feels wrong to review somebody's life experiences, especially when so far from my own. What I will say though is that despite this not b...