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Ibi Zoboi


Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut novel, American Street, was published by Balzer Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and has received five starred reviews. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, and their three young children.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
April 2024

A Little Bit Super
September 2024

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   American Street (2017)
   Pride (2018)
   My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich (2019)
   Punching the Air (2020) (with Yusef Salaam)
   Nigeria Jones (2023)
   (S)Kin (2024)
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   Under the Needle's Eye (2012) (with others)
   A Little Bit Super (2024) (with others)
Anthologies edited
   Black Enough (2019)
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
Ibi Zoboi recommends
Salt the Water (2023)
Candice Iloh
"Candice Iloh has painted a deeply moving portrait of Cerulean, a passionate and bright teen whose abrasive school life is in direct contrast to their loving and tender home life in the Bronx. Urban gardens serve as a poignant yet hopeful metaphor for the nurturing and care that young people need to navigate tumultuous cityscapes, public schools, and the fragile fault lines in their lives and in the world."
Everyone's Thinking It (2023)
Aleema Omotoni
"Brimming with high-stakes drama and a witty cast of both noble and nefarious characters, Everyone's Thinking It is a big-hearted, clever page-turner."
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (2019)
Maika Moulite
"Remarkable, funny, and whip-smart."

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Anthologies containing stories by Ibi Zoboi
Poemhood (2024)
Our Black Revival
edited by
Taylor Byas, Amber McBride and Erica Martin
Calling the Moon (2023)
16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors
edited by
Yamile Saied Méndez and Aida Salazar

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