Stories of Being Young & Black in AmericaBook - 2019
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. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.
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.
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Captivating stories about what it is like to be young and black in America.
Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.
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This is a collection of 17 short stories written by contemporary black authors who are exploring what it is like to be a black teen in America. The stories address many themes and a variety of perspectives. Themes include black identity, sexual awakening, teenage anxiety, racism and racial inequity, celebrating culture, family dynamics, gender barriers, romance, suicide…
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“The authors are exploring “what it is like to be a teen rebelling against, embracing, or simply coming to terms with their own idea of blackness.”
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