Carmichael's Banned Books Book Club: All Boys Aren't Blue

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

April’s Pick is All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson. 

Come join us for the next meeting of the Carmichael's Banned Books Book Club. The club will meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) and discuss one banned book and current news on the issue. We are happy to partner with the Kentucky chapter of the ACLU and thank them for their support.

About the Book

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. A New York Times Bestseller!

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.

About the Author

George M. Johnson (they/them) is an Emmy nominated, award-winning, and bestselling Black nonbinary author and activist. They have written on race, gender, sex, and culture for Essence, the Advocate, BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue, and more than forty other national publications. George has appeared on BuzzFeed’s AM2DM as well as on MSNBC. They are also a proud HBCU alum twice over and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Their debut memoir, All Boys Aren’t Blue, was a New York Times bestseller and garnered many accolades. It was the second-most banned book of 2022 in the United States, according to the American Library Association. For their work fighting book bans and challenges, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) honored George with its Free Speech Defender Award, and TIME Magazine named them one of the “100 Next Most Influential People in the World.” While writing their memoir, George used he/him pronouns. Originally from Plainfield, New Jersey, they now live in Los Angeles, California.

 

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250895561
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Published: Square Fish - January 16th, 2024

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.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


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Come join us for the next meeting of the Carmichael's Banned Books Book Club to discuss All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson.