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...

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Title:All Boys Aren't Blue
Author:George M. Johnson
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All Boys Aren't Blue Reviews

  • 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 to all of us. Growing up with cousins and all being taken care of by granny, awesome as she was, sou...
  • 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." All Boy's Aren't Blue is Johnson's memoir-manifesto; designed to encourage queer black boys to unc...
  • 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 just doesen't feel right, to "review" the real life experiences, the pain and the trauma of a queer...
  • 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 way of writing is natural, chatty, filled with emotion and his words chosen with care.There's not o...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Mimi KoehlerThe quote that will make you want to pick this book up:“When people ask me how I got into activism, I often say, “The first person you are ever an activist for is yourself.” If I wasn’t gonna fight for me, who else wa...
  • 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 through short essays and anecdotes. Johnson pulls stories from his childhood and own experiences, then exp...
  • 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 about a loving family, a brotherhood of amazing friends and full of hope for the next generatio...
  • Kai
    so who the fuck let it slip that I cannot resist books with beautiful soft flower boys on their covers...

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