Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into the closeted thoughts, hidden experiences, and daily struggles of black teens across the country. From a spectrum of backgrounds—urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity.

Whether it’s New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds writing about #blackboyjoy or Newbery Honor-winning author Renee Watson talking about black girls at camp in Portland, or emerging author Jay Coles’s story about two cowboys kissing in the south—Black Enough is an essential collection full of captivating coming-of-age stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America.

Title:Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
ISBN:9780062698742
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About Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her award-winning writing has been published in Haiti Noir, the Caribbean Writer, The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut YA novel AMERICAN STREET, a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of 2017, is published by Balzer+


    Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Reviews

  • Jay Coles

    I'M IN THIS! AHHHHHHH! READ THIS ANTHOLOGY WHEN IT COMES OUT IN JANUARY! ...

  • Jennifer

    Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America is a young adult short-story anthology edited by Ibi Zoboi. In the introduction, Zoboi expresses her vision for this collection. She writes, ...

  • Karima chermiti

    I'm reading this book for CONTEMPORARY-A-THON Day #2 and For the Challenge " Read a book with blue or purple on the cover " I think this is the best collection of short stories I’ve read in a very ...

  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)

    I read Young Adult (YA). Yes, I know. I'm someone's parent and should have left the subgenre behind. But, you know what? I enjoy stories - period - and many of them come from YA.However, there's an is...

  • Kelly

    So, so many standout authors in this collection of stories of black teens by black authors. Some of the highlights in this collection for me were Renee Watson's "Half a Moon," Kekla Magoon's "Out of t...

  • Acqua

    Black Enough is an anthology of short stories written by Black authors about young Black characters living in the Unites States. It follows characters from many different backgrounds – there are sto...

  • Hazel Macwan

    What an beautiful amazing book filled with beautiful amazing stories!!...

  • Lou

    Black Enough, a compendium of seventeen short stories from a plethora of critically-acclaimed authors, is a bit of a mixed bag for me, and as a reader who appreciates and longs for more diversity thro...

  • Selene

    Black-A-Thon February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019Challenge Hear Us (Read any work by a Black/African author Contemporary-A-Thon February 11, 2019 - February 17, 2019Challenge # 6 - Read a contemporary...

  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    Thank you HarperCollins for blessing me with an ARC of this lovely book!...