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Ibi Zoboi

Autor(a) de Pride

13+ Works 3,730 Membros 152 Críticas

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Obras por Ibi Zoboi

Pride (2018) 1,045 exemplares
American Street (2017) 967 exemplares
Punching the Air (2020) 609 exemplares
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Editor; Contribuidor — 532 exemplares
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich (2019) 210 exemplares
The People Remember (2021) 81 exemplares
Nigeria Jones (2023) 80 exemplares
A is for Ayiti (2012) 1 exemplar
Old Flesh Song 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet (2018) — Contribuidor — 344 exemplares
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Haiti Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (2021) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love (2018) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Cool. Awkward. Black. (2023) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors (2023) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Local de nascimento
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Maplewood, New Jersey, USA
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Book Award Finalist (American Street, 2017)
New York Times Notable Book (American Street, 2017)
Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (American Street, 2018)
Muriel Becker Award from the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English (American Street, 2019)
The Walter Award, Teen Category (Punching the Air, 2021)
L.A. Times Book Prize, Young Adult Literature (Punching the Air, 2021) (mostrar todos 10)
Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor, Fiction (Punching the Air, 2021)
Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Children’s Poetry (Punching the Air, 2021)
Coretta Scott King Book Award Honor (The People Remember, 2022)
Yoto Carnegie Medal, shortlist (Punching the Air, 2022)
Ammi-Joan Paquette (Erin Murphy Literary)

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Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times Bestselling author of American Street, a National Book Award finalist, Pride, a contemporary remix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and a middle-grade debut, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich. She is the editor of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America. She co-authored the Walter Award and L.A. Times Book Prize-winning novel-in-verse, Punching the Air, with Exonerated Five member, Yusef Salaam. Her debut picture book, The People Remember, received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Her most recent books include Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler, and Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel for Marvel. Ibi lives in New Jersey with her husband, a high school art teacher, and their three teenage children.



This was required reading for my son and after talking to him about it I decided to read it for myself. I am a sucker for a good Pride and Prejudice rendition, so I had high hopes. Sadly, it was a major let down and I honestly wouldn’t have finished had my son not needed my help with his report.

Zuri’s attitude grated on my nerves to the point that I caught myself groaning with annoyance on more than one occasion. She comes across as extremely crass and judgmental, which bothered me a lot while I was reading. There is even a part where she actually admits to herself that she’s being judgmental! You think?? The only thing that redeemed Zuri for me was her poetry. The girl could write, and I enjoyed these moments that were sprinkled throughout the story, most likely because her snarky sour sass attitude was better articulated and wasn’t full of malice and shade.

The last quarter of the book was the best and truly what redeemed this novel for me. Once Zuri got over herself and started growing that’s when I started hearing her voice. Before this, her voice was so screeching that I couldn’t take this young girl seriously. Take the prejudice and judgmental statements out of it and I think I’d like it a lot better. The author seems like she could be a decent writer, but with how it’s obvious she has an agenda I would be scared to take a chance on another one of her stories.

This is a tale that has been told so many times throughout the years, and truth be told there is better out there. This was a painful journey to nowhere and this is time I can never get back. The only true positive is that my son got a passing grade on his report.
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cflores0420 | 45 outras críticas | Apr 16, 2024 |
I think this story could be told to primary students, but it would be read by intermediate to middle school students. This is the story of Octavia Butler and how she got into being a writer as well as the historical events that she experienced growing up.
Kschweppe | 9 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "Zoboi’s poetic retrospective breathes life into Black history narratives and reverently celebrates Black lives."
BackstoryBooks | 7 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "A strong declaration for supporting, loving, and empowering all Black women everywhere."
BackstoryBooks | 2 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |



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