A Young Adult Book
Currently meeting on the Zoom platform from 7-8:30 p.m.
Zoom Link for Social Justice Book Group: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83401604546
Thursday, June 23, 2022
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.
Join us! Reading the book is not required.