Banned Book Club

Thursday, February 23, 6:30-7:30 PM
Roslindale Branch Library, 4246 Washington Street

We will discuss George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue, which has frequently been censored because it includes LGBTQIA+ content and profanity. The book is available for purchase from Rozzie Bound. RSVP: roslindale@bpl.org

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.

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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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