Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

by Ibi Zoboi, Jason Reynolds, Renée Watson, and Leah Henderson

Seventeen Black authors contribute to a strong, nuanced collection of stories that... read more

Seventeen Black authors contribute to a strong, nuanced collection of stories that shed light on the great diversity of experiences within America’s Black community. In one, a Nigerian American boy develops an affinity for heavy metal after befriending a neighbor girl in a metal band, an experience that inspires him to ask his mother about her childhood experiences in Biafra. Another tells the heartbreaking story of two half-sisters struggling to connect at a summer camp. There are lighthearted tales, too, including one about four Black boys fantasizing about the perfect sandwich. And there are powerful feminist stories dealing with sexting and sexual assault. There are stories about queer love and self-discovery, family and social class, religion and grief. This welcome, varied anthology will leave readers eager to seek out other work by the contributing authors. (Age 12 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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