ICYMI: Actress Gabrielle Union‘s production company just optioned LGBTQIA activist George M. Johnson‘s memoir ☛ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE: A MEMOIR-MANIFESTO [pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)] for a television series. I love that this was announced during Pride month. Happy Pride! #BlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter
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I’m developing a TV series based on my book, All Boys Aren’t Blue. Thank you Gabrielle Union 💗💕💗💕https://t.co/oqwcoeg9IG
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) June 10, 2020
Book Description per Macmillan Publishers:
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.