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Black enough : stories of being young & black in America

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 32 copies
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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 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.

Contributors:

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
Contents
Half a moon / Renée Watson
Black enough / Varian Johnson
Warning, color may fade / Leah Henderson
Black. Nerd. Problems / Lamar Giles
Out of the silence / Kekla Magoon
The ingredients / Jason Reynolds
Oreo / Brandy Colbert
Samson and the Delilahs / Tochi Onyebuchi
Stop playing / Liara Tamani
Wild horses, wild hearts / Jay Coles
Whoa! / Rita Williams-Garcia
Gravity / Tracey Baptiste
The trouble with drowning / Dhonielle Clayton
Kissing Sarah Smart / Justina Ireland
Hackathon summers / Coe Booth
Into the starlight / Nic Stone
The revolution of Nigeria Jones / Ibi Zoboi.

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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Additional Information
Subjects African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, editor.
Language English
Description xiv, 400 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062698728
0062698729
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