Black enough Stories of Being Young & Black in America

by Zoboi, Ibi Aanu,

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Summary
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi and featuring some of the most acclaimed, bestselling black authors writing for teens today Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and black in America.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 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. Contributors:Justina IrelandVarian JohnsonRita Williams-GarciaDhonielle ClaytonKekla MagoonLeah HendersonTochi OnyebuchiJason ReynoldsNic StoneLiara TamaniRenée WatsonTracey BaptisteCoe BoothBrandy ColbertJay ColesIbi ZoboiLamar Giles
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* What is it like to be young and black, and yet not black enough at the same time? That's the question explored in this poignant collection of stunning short stories by black rock-star authors, including Justina Ireland, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, and Brandy Colbert. The stories center on the experience of black teens, while driving home the fact that they are not a monolith; one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity can be completely different from another's. Family, friends, belonging, isolation, classism, and romance are among the topics that take center stage, and the stories' teens come from a diverse array of backgrounds (e.g., economic, neighborhood, country of origin). Readers glimpse the struggles, achievements, heartaches, and joys of a host of black teens who are authentically and lovingly portrayed. From the kid with two black parents to the mixed-race kid with one black parent, all of the characters grapple with the heart-wrenching question most real-life black teens struggle with (and never should need to): Am I black enough? The additional magic of this collection is that it shirks off the literary world's tired obsession with only depicting the struggles of black teens. With this, readers see everyday struggles as well as the ordinary yet remarkable joys of black teens that have nothing to do with the trauma of their history.--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collection of 17 original stories is written by contemporary black authors who explore "teens examining, rebelling against, embracing, or simply existing within their own idea of blackness." The tales offer a wide array of perspectives and thoughtful reflections on black teenagers' experiences, with pervading themes that include black identity (Varian Johnson's "Black Enough"), sexual awakening (Justina Ireland's "Kissing Sarah Smart"), and teenage worries. The stories, all worth savoring, share a celebratory outlook on black teenagers fully and courageously embracing life. Ages 13-up. (Jan.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Young adult fiction
Short stories
Short Stories
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Balzer + Bray2019
2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062698742
9780062698742
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