Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, edited by Ibi Zoboi

Black is...

Black is...sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson.

Black is…three friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds.

Black is…Nic Stone’s high-class beauty 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.

Justina Ireland                  Varian Johnson                 Rita Williams-Garcia
Dhonielle Clayton           Kekla Magoon                  Leah Henderson
Tochi Onyebuchi              Jason Reynolds                 Nic Stone
Liara Tamani                     Renée Watson                  Tracey Baptiste
Coe Booth                           Brandy Colbert                 Jay Coles
Ibi Zoboi                              Lamar Giles

A poignant collection of stunning short stories by Black, rock star authors (Booklist (starred review))

A breath of fresh airnuanced and necessary. (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Each entry is deftly woven and full of such complex humanity that teens will identify with and see some of their own struggles in these characters... This collection presents the beauty of black humanity in all its many forms.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“The stories, all worth savoring, share a celebratory outlook on black teenagers fully and courageously embracing life.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))


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