All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto / George M. Johnson.
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.
- ISBN: 9780374312718
- ISBN: 0374312710
- Physical Description: ix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Author's note ; Introduction: Black. Queer. Here. -- Act 1. A different kid: Chapter 1. Smile ; Chapter 2. Identity ; Chapter 3. "Honeychild" ; Chapter 4. Fags play football, too ; Chapter 5. "Honest Abe" lied to me ; Chapter 6. You can't swim in cowboy boots. -- Act 2. Family: Dear little brother ; Chapter 7. Nanny : the caregiver, the hustler, my best friend ; Chapter 8. Daddy's second chance ; Chapter 9. Losing hope ; Chapter 10. Dear Mommy ; A lesson before dying. -- Act 3. Teenagers: Chapter 11. Boys will be boys ; Chapter 12. The prom kings we never were ; Chapter 13. Setting myself free or setting myself up? -- Act 4. Friends: Chapter 14. Caught in a haze ; Chapter 15. Losing my virginity twice ; Chapter 16. Don't know why I didn't call. -- Afterword: All boys aren't blue ; Acknowledgments.
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|Genre:||Young adult literature.