George M. Johnson and Jason Reynolds for WE ARE NOT BROKEN

Join Loyalty Bookstores and DC Public Library for a special in-person event for We Are Not Broken with George M. Johnson and Jason Reynolds! This event will be happening in person at DCPL's MLK Library location, and will also be streamed live on DCPL's Youtube and Facebook channels. Click here to register for the event via Eventbrite. You can preorder the book from Loyalty or you can borrow a copy from DCLP. A limited number of free copies of the book will be available to attendees on a first come, first served basis. Registration does not guarantee seat. Wearing of face masks will be required.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

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 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 News, Teen Vogue, and more than forty other national publications. They invite you to visit them online at iamgmjohnson.com and on Twitter @IamGMJohnson.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jason’s many books include Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Correta Scott King Honor, and Look Both Ways, which was a National Book Award Finalist. His latest book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, is a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Jason is the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during in person or virtual events. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
We Are Not Broken Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759554603
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

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By Jason Reynolds, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534418165
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 30th, 2021

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Long Way Down Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019