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Written by George M. Johnson Not all boys are blue it is on the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list.

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Writer George M. Johnson wrote Not all boys are blue it is on the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list.

Kaz Fantone/NPR

This essay by George M. Johnson is part of a series of interviews With authors and their essays who have seen their books criticized and banned in the United States

Almost 15 months have passed since the first attempt to challenge and ban my book Not all boys are blue high school libraries.

However, I continue to wake up each day to Google alerts of new activities in new counties across the country, letting me know that the fight for true CRT, a culturally relevant education, is far from over. However, like many other authors, I will continue to fight to ensure that the young people who need our literature most are not denied access to it.

It was a bittersweet journey for me. I told this story many times, but I always knew that I would be banned. In 2018, after the contract was signed, I first mentioned this idea at a meeting. Angie Thomas The hate you give and Nick Stone’s Dear Martin in some regions of the country began to face difficulties. I thought of all the similar topics and knew that my little book didn’t stand a chance. But I did not think that it would become a national story.

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