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Meet the Host: Jaime of @absorbedinpages
“My name is Jaime and I am the creator behind @absorbedinpages. I am an avid reader. When I am not reading, I typically love to browse bookstores. While I cannot physically do that, I love to be able to continue to virtually support bookstores, books and authors by supporting Libro.fm.
At the moment, I am supporting Brazos Bookstore located in Houston, Texas. When I visited a few years, the booksellers were so friendly, kind, and welcoming. I am proud to support the store and the work they are doing.”
Audiobook Pick: All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores their childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.
Meet the Author: George M. Johnson
From the memories of getting their teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with their loving grandmother, to their 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. You can follow George on Instagram at @iamgmjohnson and read our interview with George on his inspiration for this memoir and what indie bookstores mean to him.