George M. Johnson


Author Speaker

Sunday, January 21, 2024
1:00pm –  2:00pm EST

Photo of George Matthew Johnson (credit: Vincent Marc) and moderator Elisa Anais Garcia

George M. Johnson (they/them) is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning, and bestselling Black nonbinary author and activist. They have written on race, gender, sex, and culture for Essence, the Advocate, BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue, and more than forty other national publications. Johnson has appeared on BuzzFeed’s AM2DM as well as on MSNBC. They are also a proud HBCU alum twice over and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Their debut memoir, "All Boys Aren’t Blue," was a New York Times bestseller and garnered many accolades. It was the second-most banned book of 2022 in the United States, according to the American Library Association. For their work fighting book bans and challenges, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) honored Johnson with its Free Speech Defender Award, and TIME Magazine named them one of the “100 Next Most Influential People in the World.” While writing their memoir, Johnson used he/him pronouns.

Johnson will sign books immediately after the session in the LLX Marketplace.


Elisa Anais Garcia - Moderator

Elisa Anais Garcia is the Supervising Librarian of the MyLibraryNYC Collections at the New York Public Library in partnership with NYC Public Schools and the Tri-Li Public Library Systems of NYC. She is deeply committed to creating diverse collections for all readers and celebrating cultural heritage through literacy.

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