Title: All Boys Aren’t Blue
Author: George M. Johnson
Narrator: George M. Johnson
Length: 5 hours and 12 mins
Trigger Warnings: sexual assault, racism, homophobia, death of a friend, physical violence.
This is a series of personal essays about journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson. They explore his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.
This was a very moving memoir about George’s life. He describes his past trauma and how it changed him as a person, such as no longer smiling after having his teeth kicked out as a child. He talks about racism, family, love, depression, coming out and so much more.
George does a wonderful job narrating his own memoir. His descriptions of key moments in his life were emotional and you could hear that in his voice. His words were heartfelt, powerful, and emotional. I think this is a wonderful book for young adults because it really captures some of the fears and trails that a young adult can face, especially if they are black and queer.