Book List: #mystories: Teen Fiction & Nonfiction Stories of and about Diverse Cultures, A Celebration of Black Voices in Teen Fiction, Fascinating Biographies for Teens, Fiction and Nonfiction Stories with Teen LGBTQ+ People, Summer Fun Reads for Teens
Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux
Author: Johnson, George M
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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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