Black enough : stories of being young & black in America / edited by Ibi Zoboi.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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. A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else.
    • Content Notes:
      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 (r)evolution of Nigeria Jones / Ibi Zoboi.
    • ISBN:
      9780062698728
      0062698729
    • Accession Number:
      on1080866774
      1080866774
    • Accession Number:
      fay.624987
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ZOBOI, I. A. et al. Black enough : stories of being young & black in America. First edition. [s. l.]: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. ISBN 9780062698728. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987. Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Zoboi IA, Watson R, Johnson V, et al. Black Enough : Stories of Being Young & Black in America. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987
    • APA:
      Zoboi, I. A., Watson, R., Johnson, V., Henderson, L., Giles, L. R., Magoon, K., Reynolds, J., Colbert, B., Onyebuchi, T., Tamani, L., Coles, J., Williams-Garcia, R., Baptiste, T., Clayton, D., Ireland, J., Booth, C., Stone, N., & Zoboi, I. A. (2019). Black enough : stories of being young & black in America (First edition.). Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, Renée Watson, Varian Johnson, Leah Henderson, L. R. Giles, Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, et al. 2019. Black Enough : Stories of Being Young & Black in America. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987.
    • Harvard:
      Zoboi, I. A. et al. (2019) Black enough : stories of being young & black in America. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987 (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Zoboi, IA, Watson, R, Johnson, V, Henderson, L, Giles, LR, Magoon, K, Reynolds, J, Colbert, B, Onyebuchi, T, Tamani, L, Coles, J, Williams-Garcia, R, Baptiste, T, Clayton, D, Ireland, J, Booth, C, Stone, N & Zoboi, IA 2019, Black enough : stories of being young & black in America, First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, et al. Black Enough : Stories of Being Young & Black in America. First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, Renée Watson, Varian Johnson, Leah Henderson, L. R. Giles, Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, et al. Black Enough : Stories of Being Young & Black in America. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Zoboi IA, Watson R, Johnson V, Henderson L, Giles LR, Magoon K, et al. Black enough : stories of being young & black in America [Internet]. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.624987

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1

*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. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

Zoboi presents seventeen short stories by an impressive collection of black children's and YA authors, including Jason Reynolds, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Justina Ireland. This collection seeks not merely to counteract society's idea of blackness but to expand it to its fullest expression. It's a celebration of identity through vibrant narratives that will accurately communicate to all young people that they are enough--just as they are. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #1

What does it mean to be black? What does black look like? Sound like? Feel like? Zoboi's anthology explores these questions and more in seventeen short stories by an impressive collection of well-known black children's and young adult authors. "The Ingredients" by Jason Reynolds offers a glimpse of hungry teenagers fantasizing about sandwiches on a hot summer day. The Afrofuturistic "Whoa!" by Rita Williams-Garcia humorously shows past and present colliding through an ancestral portal. Justina Ireland's "Kissing Sarah Smart" is a sweet same-sex romance. Other stories deal with the loss of a sibling to suicide; the challenging of parental expectations; romance (a forbidden rendezvous with a secret crush at a drive-in); and a variety of other relatable themes. This collection seeks not merely to counteract society's idea of blackness but to expand it to its fullest expression; it shows teens "examining, rebelling against, embracing, or simply existing within their own idea of blackness." It's a celebration of identity through vibrant narratives that will accurately communicate to all young people that they are enough—just as they are. monique harris January/February 2019 p 109 Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 October #4

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.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.