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New memoir from George M. Johnson, the New York Times bestselling author of All Boys Aren’t Blue—a “deeply impactful” (Nic Stone), “striking and joyful” (Laurie Halse Anderson), and “stunning read” (Publishers Weekly, starred) that celebrates Black boyhood and brotherhood in all its glory.
This is the vibrant story of George, Garrett, Rall, and Rasul — four children raised by Nanny, their fiercely devoted grandmother. The boys hold one another close through early brushes with racism, memorable experiences at the family barbershop, and first loves and losses. And with Nanny at their center, they are never broken.
George M. Johnson captures the unique experience of growing up as a Black boy in America through rich family stories that explore themes of vulnerability, sacrifice, and culture.
Complete with touching letters from the grandchildren to their beloved matriarch and a full color photo insert, this heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir is destined to become a modern classic of emerging adulthood.
- On Sale
- Jan 3, 2023
- Page Count
- 256 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
About the Author
George M. Johnson is an award winning Black non-binary writer, author, and activist based in the New York City area and the author of All Boys Aren’t Blue. They invite you to visit them online at iamgmjohnson.com and on Twitter @IamGMJohnson.