We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson audiobook

We Are Not Broken

By George M. Johnson
Read by George M. Johnson

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9780759554603

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781668600481

  • ISBN: 9781668600467

  • Available on 11/07/2021

    ISBN: 9781668606483

Runtime: 4.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

George M. Johnson, activist and bestselling author ofAll Boys Aren't Blue, returns with a striking memoir 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 capture the unique experience of growing up as a Black boy in America, and their rich family stories -- exploring themes of vulnerability, sacrifice, and culture -- are interspersed with touching letters from the grandchildren to their beloved matriarch. By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this personal account is destined to become a modern classic of emerging adulthood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The stories in this book are full of joy, love, humor, and pain…[with] all the ways the world tried to break them but didn’t succeed.” School Library Journal
“There is not a lot of current literature that explore stories of young, Black, gay men. This accessible and reflective memoir helps fill that gap.” Booklist
“Memorializes the legacy of their grandmother—and all of the Black grandmothers who have built the foundations necessary to ensure that their families would not only survive but flourish." Publishers Weekly
“Johnson’s intimate narration unfolds conversationally, maintains a leisurely pace, and…close to tears in some segments. They hold nothing back, ultimately celebrating a family that is flourishing from their Nanny’s legacy.” AudioFile
“A deeply impactful account of intergenerational love that reveals the power of accepting young people exactly as they are while encouraging them to be ever more themselves." Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: George M. Johnson

Author Bio: George M. Johnson

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 memoirs We Are Not Broken and All Boys Aren’t Blue. They have written on race, gender, sex, and culture for Essence, The Advocate, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and more than forty other national publications. They invite you to visit them online at iamgmjohnson.com and on Twitter @IamGMJohnson. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.06
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English