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IN PERSON AUTHOR EVENT | All Boys Aren't Blue: George M. Johnson In conversation w/Nic Stone
IN PERSON AUTHOR EVENT | All Boys Aren't Blue: George M. Johnson In conversation w/Nic Stone

IN PERSON AUTHOR EVENT | All Boys Aren't Blue: George M. Johnson In conversation w/Nic Stone

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Mon, Jun 13, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT

DeKalb County Public Library Decatur Branch

215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

NYT Bestselling author and LGBTQIA activist George M. Johnson discusses his memoir-manifesto about growing up queer and Black with Nic Stone

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.


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George M. Johnson is an Award-Winning Black Non-Binary Writer, Author, and Activist located in the NYC area. George has written for major outlets including Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, The Root, Buzzfeed, Essence, Ebony, THEM, and The Grio. They have also served as Guest Editor for BET.com’s Pride month.

In 2019, they were awarded the Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for their article “When Racism Anchors your Health in Vice Magazine.” And, in 2020, they were recently named to The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans. Their debut Young Adult memoir, ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE, was published in 2020. Their next YA memoir, WE ARE NOT BROKEN, is scheduled for release on September 7, 2021.

George is also a proud HBCU alum twice over, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. You can find them online at iamgmjohnson.com.


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Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

You can find her goofing off and/or fangirling over her adorable little family on most social media platforms.

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.

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