by Johnson, George M. | Reading age: from c 12 years
Published 04/03/2021 by Penguin Random House Children’s UK (Penguin Books Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages
This powerful YA memoir-manifesto follows journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson as they explore their childhood, adolescence, and college years, growing up under the duality of being black and queer. From memories of getting their teeth kicked out by bullies at age five to their loving relationship with their grandmother, to their first sexual experience, the stories wrestle with triumph and tragedy and cover topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, inequality, consent, and Black joy.