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All Boys Aren't Blue

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Farrar, Straus and Giroux has bought world rights to journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson's YA memoir, All Boys Aren't Blue. The memoir takes stories from his life growing up as a queer black teen to show readers how they can fight for themselves or be allies in the struggle for equity and equality. Publication is set for winter 2020.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kai
Jun 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: queer, to-buy
so who the fuck let it slip that I cannot resist books with beautiful soft flower boys on their covers
Jesse bowtiesandbooks
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"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."

All Boy's Aren't Blue is Johnson's memoir-manifesto; designed to encourage queer black boys to uncrate the layers of their masculinity and racialized existence. All Boys Aren't Blue is an effervescent interrogation of compulsory heterosexuality and crushing gender-centric expectations, a
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Samantha Londer
Jun 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Ummmm holy crap?? This cover is *chefs kiss*
Jessica | Booked J
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review can also be found here at Booked J.

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

Filed under: memoirs that are as breathtaking as their covers. Are we sure that my review can't be just me saying 'wow' and seventeen variations of 'read this book immediately'? Because, to put it bluntly, words cannot describe how important George M. Johnson's All Boys
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Leo
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
*is currently speechless because of that cover*
Alicia
From the cover and title to the words that lie inside the pages, it'll be a book to watch when it's published. I downloaded a copy from Edelweiss.

This is a phenomenally raw and strong story, the memoir of Johnson who talks about his life growing up being black and queer. He shares stories about his family, he shares stories about his childhood in school and out. He talks about his friendships and relationships with those closest to him. It's a lovingly done story that is short and quick and
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Amber
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this memoir so much!

Johnson masterfully takes readers on a journey into his childhood/young adulthood with stories that are written in such a relaxed and natural way, yet filled with so much honesty, love, and joy.

Johnson’s anecdotes about his family (especially his parents and Nanny) were one of my favorite parts of this book. I feel like we don’t get to read enough about the beauty and positivity that exists in Black families. The love, adoration, and support Johnson received from his
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Amber
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this memoir so much! Johnson masterfully takes readers on a journey into his childhood/young adulthood with stories that are written in such a relaxed and natural way, yet filled with so much honesty, love, and joy.
Johnson's anecdotes about his family (especially his parents and Nanny) were one of my favorite parts of this book. I feel like we don't get to read enough about the beauty and positivity that exists in Black families. The love, adoration, and support Johnson received from
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Weird Simba
This was an interesting memoir of a young African American male growing up battling the struggles of living in his truth or confirming to society’s “beliefs” of who he should be. His personal accounts tell a tale of LGBT youth who don’t have the support from family and friends to be themselves and live happily in their truth.
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