All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't Blue Review

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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    All Boys Aren't Blue Reviews

  • 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 ...

  • 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....

  • Fabian

    I just finished this book a few moments ago and I'm at a loss for words. I really don't feel able to "review" this book (in the classical way of reviewing books), because to me (as white gay dude), it...

  • sarah xoxo

    All Boys Aren't Blue is powerful, real and honest. Storytelling at its rawest. All Boys Aren't Blue covers a myriad of topics from sexual discovery to family dynamics to internalised homophobia throug...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    This book was an informative and interesting read. I liked the story about the author's name. One thing we all have in common is worrying about what other people think of us, queer or not, it happens ...

  • Clemlucian (🏳??🌈the villain's quest)

    3.5/5trigger warnings for rape, use of the F word, use of the N word... other triggers are in the foreword of the book bc i can’t remember.an important story for an important voice, i highly recomme...

  • Sahitya

    This was such a beautiful and brilliant read. A story of the author’s growing up, and ultimately his story of finding himself, this book might deal with many difficult themes but ultimately it’s a...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    This was absolutely phenomenal. Truly one of the best memoirs I've ever read.It was emotional, hard hitting, uplifting, devastating, frustrating, funny, heartwarming and painfully important. Johnson's...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    Phenomenal, urgent, and important. If there's any book that you should read for Pride 2020, let it be All Boys Aren't Blue.- A memoir-manifesto for Black queer folx everywhere; Johnson tells his story...

  • Romie

    once you start reading this book, I promise you you won't want to stop until you're done. it's raw and hard to read at times, but it's honest, it's important, it's someone's reality. I think about the...