Publication Date: January 08, 2019
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Young Adult Fiction / Short Stories
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 And Up
A star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that features a collection of stories by award-winning, bestselling, and emerging African American YA authors on what it’s like to be a Black teen in America.
Black is... two sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon as written by Renée Watson.
Black is… Jason Reynolds writing about three guys walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything.
Black is… Nic Stone’s bougie debutante dating a boy her momma would never approve of.
Black is… two girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland.
Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—because there are countless ways to be Black enough.
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, this is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America.
Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book magazine, and the Rumpus, among others.
Her debut novel, American Street, was a National Book Award finalist, received five starred reviews, and was a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride. She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their three children. You can find her online at www.ibizoboi.net.