Thorndike Press

Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World

  • Cole Brown
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  • ISBN-10: 1432884964
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884963
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 310 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021



An honest examination of what it means to navigate the in-between. Cole has heard it all before — token, bougie, oreo, Blackish — the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it’s like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few. Greyboy asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought.