Review: All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Genre: Memoir/Manifesto

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Be Bold and Brave and Queer.”

This is an actual work of art from start to damn finish! I honestly can’t think of a more perfect book for us all to pick up right now as it explores what it means to be Black AND queer in America. George is the kind of person you’d want to listen to talk and laugh and cut up for hours. I loved the way he weaved his different stories together, bouncing around from early childhood, to his teen years, to college, then back to adolescence. Topics include gender and sexual identity, code switching, whitewashing, microaggressions, and how all of these matters are important and poignant for everyone in today’s society to understand, regardless of their race, gender, or sexual preference. The audiobook is narrated by the author and is superb, but the cover is so gorgeous I had to have my own physical copy. So go listen to the audio on Hoopla or through Librofm, but then buy a physical copy. Oh and go ahead and buy another one and send it to the White House, c/o Mike Pence.

Lots of possible trigger and content warnings here, so definitely look into it or DM me before you read!

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