We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

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We Are Not Broken
Cover of We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson
Author(s) George M. Johnson
Published September 7, 2021
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre(s) Non-Fiction
Age group Young Adult

We Are Not Broken is a YA memoir written by George M. Johnson, and was first published on September 7th, 2021.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The following content warnings are provided at the start of the book:

Centered on our adolescence, these stories discuss masculinity, racism, religion, violence, Blackness, and, most importantly, Black joy. In addition, these stories journey into Black womanhood and the narrative of the Black grandmother—a figure that has often been the cornerstone of progress and love in our community.

This book also contains heavy messages around corporal punishment, mass incarceration, racism, anti-Blackness, and homophobia. There is strong language, including the words "nigga" and "faggot." When reading this book, please refer to the words as the n-word or the f-word, especially if you are non-Black or if you are non-Queer, respectively.

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Alcohol
  • Blood
  • Death
  • Cancer (terminal)
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Needles


  • Black main character*
  • Non-binary main character*


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