July 14, 2024

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BOOK CLUB: All Boys Aren’t Blue

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By George M. Johnson

In honor of Black History Month, reading works by black authors who have been banned.

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller! Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories

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.

Velshi Banned Book Club Indie Bestseller Teen Vogue Recommended Read Buzzfeed Recommended Read People Magazine Best Book of the Summer A New York Library Best Book of 2020 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020 … and more!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

George M Johnson is an Award Winning Black Non-Binary Writer, Author, and Activist located in the NYC area. From the scores of places that George has written for to the outlets who have written about George, their connections in the media world run deep with his knowledge and expertise being called upon from publishing to the big screen.

They are the author of the Bestselling Young Adult memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue discussing their adolescence growing up as a young Black Queer boy in New Jersey through a series of powerful essays. Their book has been optioned for Television by Gabrielle Union and Sony TV.

George has written for major and niche media outlets like, Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, The Root, Buzzfeed, Essence, Ebony, THEM, and The Grio. They have also served as Guest Editor for BET.com’s Pride month.

They write on topics ranging from Race, Gender, Sex, HIV, Intersectionality, Politics, Culture, Health and Pop-Culture, and is never afraid to “go there” and ask the tough questions.

George has also been seen on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton on MSNBC, Buzzfeed’s AM2DM, The Grapevine, PBS Nightly News, and various shows on Sirius XM Radio. George also moderates and speaks on many panels throughout the year including clients like Gilead Pharmaceuticals, Twitter & Proctor and Gamble and Human Rights Campaign.

On social media, George has an impressive presence, with nearly 80,000 engaged followers on Twitter who are always eager to see what George writing next.

George is an HIV and LGBTQ activist, serving as Chair of the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition for Black Gay Men for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and being called upon to discuss various issues facing the LGBTQ community from civil rights leaders to politicians.

George is also proud HBCU alum twice over, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

Amazon.com: All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto eBook : Johnson, George M.: Kindle Store

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