George M. Johnson: All Boys Aren't Blue (2020, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) 5 stars

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores …

2022 #FReadom read 11/20

5 stars

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M Johnson was 11th in my 2022 #FReadom quest to read books removed or threatened in Texas schools and libraries. Johnson shows his young adult readers the utmost respect: that is, he tells them the truth.

Johnson tells his truth with no sugarcoating nor melodrama: even in a supportive family, finding & claiming one's true identity is a long, rocky climb. Enroute, one may experience violence & even abuse, but also deep love & rich beauty - sometimes where one least expects.