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Ibi Zoboi



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 YA novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and and her debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, was a New York Times bestseller. She is the author of Pride, a contemporary YA remix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and editor of the anthology, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. Her most recent bestseller, Punching the Air, is a YA novel in verse, co-authored by prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five. Her debut picture book, The People Remember, earned a Coretta Scott King Honor. Raised in New York City, Ibi now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.

Ibi Zoboi Books

A Little Bit Super book cover

A Little Bit Super

Gary D. Schmidt
Nigeria Jones book cover

Nigeria Jones

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Star Child book cover

Star Child

Ibi Zoboi
Punching the Air book cover

Punching the Air

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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich book cover

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

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Black Enough book cover

Black Enough

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Pride book cover


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Meet Cute book cover

Meet Cute

Jennifer L. Armentrout
American Street book cover

American Street

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Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond book cover

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

Bill Campbell
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