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All boys aren't blue : A Memoir-manifesto  Cover Image Book Book

All boys aren't blue : A Memoir-manifesto / George M. Johnson.


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.

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  • ISBN: 9780374312718
  • ISBN: 0374312710
  • Physical Description: ix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
14-18 years
890L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.4 9 510004.
Subject: Johnson, George M. (George Matthew), 1985-
African American gay men > Biography.
Gay people > Identity.
Gay men > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 306.7662 JOH 2020 (Text) 0002205638931 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Adair County Public Library JUV 306.76 Joh (Text) 34029002653797 Juv Non Fiction Available -
Albany Carnegie Public Library YA BIO JOH (Text) 35615010058992 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Camden County Library District - Osage Beach Biography JOHNSON (Text)
Digital Bookplate: Challenged sensitive topic
31320003774440 Adult Biography Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library JOH (Text) 33042004726397 Teen Biography Available -
Crawford County Library-Steelville YA B JOH (Text) 33431000655769 YA Non-Fiction Checked out 07/16/2024
Jefferson County Library-Arnold TBIO JOHNSON (Text) 30061040083343 Teen Biography Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest T 306.7662 JOHNSON (Text) 30051070062374 Teen Non-Fiction Available -
Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly YA 306.76 JOHNSON (Text) 2004464992 Non-Fiction Shelves Available -
Little Dixie - Paris YA 306.76 JOHNSON (Text) 2004464984 Non-Fiction Shelves Available -

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