Ibi Zoboi

Cindy Seip

Haitian American Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle-grade novel My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich; the young adult novels American Street and Pride; the co-author of Punching The Air, with prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five; and the editor of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America. She is also a contributor to Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (Flatiron Books), edited by Saraciea J. Fennell. This anthology of bestselling authors and up-and-coming voices explores the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. Zoboi, along with Elizabeth Acevedo, Cristina Arreola, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and others, present texts that delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes to memories in the kitchen, travel around the world, addiction, and identity. It is a celebration of a rich and diverse community. Booklist called it “Candid … Nuanced … Each theme is worthy of its own volume … The deeply personal approach of each contributor will connect with readers of all backgrounds …”