Balzer + Bray American Street
Balzer + Bray American Street

American Street


Publication Date: May 01, 2018

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Author: Zoboi, Ibi
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“A poignant collection of stunning short stories by Black, rock star authors” -Booklist (starred review)

“A breath of fresh air…nuanced and necessary.” -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Mixing gritty street life with the tenderness of first love, Haitian Vodou, and family bonds, the book is at once chilling, evocative, and reaffirming.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Filling her pages with magic, humanity, tragedy, and hope, Zoboi builds up, takes apart, and then rebuilds an unforgettable story. This book will take root in readers’ hearts.” -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Zoboi urges us to examine the American dream to see if there is room within it to hold the ones we love.” -Ebony Magazine

“Zoboi’s stunning debut intertwines mysticism and love with grit and violence…Fierce and beautiful.” -Booklist (starred review)

“Will reach young readers regardless of their background.” -Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A breathtaking story about contemporary America that will serve as a mirror to some and a window for others, and it will stay with anyone who reads it.” -School Library Journal (starred review)

“A poignant meditation on one girl’s struggle to find her way in a new world.” -Nicola Yoon, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything

“Brimming with culture, magic, warmth, and unabashed rawness, “American Street” is ultimately a blistering tale of humanity. This is “Manchild in the Promised Land,” for a new generation, and a remarkable debut from Zoboi, who without question is an inevitable force in storytelling.” -Jason Reynolds, award-winning co-author of All American Boys

“Ibi Zoboi brings us a Detroit rarely seen: full of wandering spirits, suffused with magic and mystery. At once the story of one determined girl and a family at the crossroads as well as a powerful page-turner, American Street will leave the scent of Papa Legba’s cigar in the air and its mark on your heart.” -Laura Ruby, author of Bone Gap, National Book Award Finalist and Michael L. Printz Award Winner

“Zoboi’s nascent storytelling gifts ensnare from page one. To this spellbinding voice of the next generation, I bow.” -Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times bestselling author and three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

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