Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 12:30 p.m., in the Heritage Room.
Tuesday, December 29, at 7:30 p.m., via Zoom.
At #4 on the American Library Association’s 2021 Most Banned Books list, George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue is our next Banned Book club read!
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.
A New York Times Bestseller! December’s Banned Book Club read has been banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, profanity, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
If you want to know more about December’s Read, check out this compelling NPR interview with the author: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/25/1130433140/banned-books-all-boys-arent-blue-george-johnson-lgbtq-ya
The book is available through the public library. Reach out to Laci to join the Banned Book Club mailing list!
Upcoming Meetings (please note that the Banned Book Club dates are on the move due to upcoming holidays!):
In-Person Meeting: Sunday, December 18th at 12:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Zoom Meeting: Thursday, December 29th at 7:30 p.m. (Zoom link sent out the day of to the Banned Book Club mailing list).