[Read Audible] All Boys Aren't BlueAuthor George Johnson – Stg2bio.co

An Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union 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

11 thoughts on “All Boys Aren't Blue

  1. W.Fenlon W.Fenlon says:

    Synopsis says it all.I listened to this on Scribd Kept seeing it on Twitter.When I looked at all the positive reviews, I decided to give it a go.It a great listen A very truthful and personal memoir.Loved it.

  2. DavidJ DavidJ says:

    I greatly appreciate how the author displayed so much honesty and vulnerability in writing this book You gain insight about the challenges, struggles and triumphs that he experienced as a Black queer person He showed how to love, how to forgive and how to embrace that which is different and that which is not understood I am better for having read this book and will be better as I encounter those who are like me and not like me Regardless of gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation, you will gain insight for loving yourself and how to love unconditionally.

  3. Darlene D Bullock Darlene D Bullock says:

    Sometimes in life you truly do not know what someone has experienced or what struggles they may have endured George shared his truth with an honesty that grips the heart This memoir teaches so many valuable life lessons but the one that touches me the most is love Love does not envy, love does not boast, love is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrong, love always hopes and always perseveres Love never fails

  4. @SearchingForTimothy @SearchingForTimothy says:

    I feel heard, I feel seen.

  5. Kris Kris says:

    I m a fan of George from his work on The Grapevine TV and Twitter His memoir is a must read for anyone in the LGBTQ community especially QTPOC It was refreshing to read about his queer affirming family but also his struggles with race and sexuality.Would definitely recommend this book

  6. parenting-relationships.co Customer parenting-relationships.co Customer says:

    The author tells his story with so much honesty and vulnerability Reading this book helped me to heal old wounds and triggered an awakening process that will change my life.His experiences as a black queer boy are sure to inspire anyone, as this is a HUMAN story it is a story that shows how any stringent, archaic and oppressive construct within our society can have a huge psychological impact on individuals All Boys Aren t Blue

  7. Nah'Rya Nah'Rya says:

    I have known Matt since I was a baby and I am so proud to see how far he has come The way he put his story in words is truly inspirational Couldn t wait for it to finally get here Congrats Matt

  8. Luther Travis Luther Travis says:

    Albeit this was written for younger teens who will have to navigate through many of these experiences that intersect between their Blackness and queerness in their own lives, I feel like the telling of his story is a shared experience for those of us who have already lived through or shared several of the experiences so not only did he speak his own voice he simultaneously spoke for us as well

  9. Stephen Stephen says:

    Thank you for writing my story and many other older African American Queer Men It s so refreshing reading something that we can all really relate to I can only hope that as you continue on your journey that you will let us all walk along side you through these wonderful and meaningful memoirs.

  10. Crystal B. Brown Crystal B. Brown says:

    Excellent read.

  11. Marlin Davis Marlin Davis says:

    Excellent read