Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into the closeted thoughts, hidden experiences, and daily struggles of black teens across the country. From a spectrum of backgrounds?urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more?Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity. Whether it?s New Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into t...

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Title:Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
Author:Ibi Zoboi
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 06, 2019
    So, so many standout authors in this collection of stories of black teens by black authors. Some of the highlights in this collection for me were Renee Watson's "Half a Moon," Kekla Magoon's "Out of the Silence," "Oreo" by Brandy Colbert, "The Ingredients" by Jason Reynolds, "The (Re)v...
  • Richelle Robinson
    Feb 05, 2019
    I was at my local library and this book was on display at the Black History Month section. The book features 16 contributing authors and I have read three of the authors separately so I decided to check the book out. I?m over 100 pages in and these are some really good short stor...
  • Kelly Hager
    Jan 06, 2019
    Like with any anthology, there are stories that I liked better than others. Unlike most, however, there's nothing that wasn't really great. I've read most of the authors before, but this makes me want to check all of the others out, as well. I especially want to read Pride, because ...
  • Sam toer
    Feb 19, 2019
    "Black Enough" is a beautiful selection of powerful 17 short stories told by talented Black writers that shatters the myths and stereotypes surrounding race, gender, sexual orientation and class. In her introduction Ibi Zoboi hopes "that 'Black Enough' will encourage all Black teens to...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 08, 2019
    Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America is a young adult short-story anthology edited by Ibi Zoboi. In the introduction, Zoboi expresses her vision for this collection. She writes, ?What are the cultural threads that connect Black people all over the world to Af...
  • Bethany
    Feb 17, 2019
    This is a wonderful anthology of stories about the diverse experiences of black teenagers. Individually, some stories are (of course) better than others, but as a whole the collection paints a beautiful and compelling picture that should be read widely. Girls, boys, heterosexual, gay, ...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Feb 28, 2019
    Average of all stories: 3.9/5 Final rating: 4/5 Full review of all stories to come later! ...
  • Nikki S
    Jan 06, 2019
    AMAZING. I liked some more than others, but that's how it always is with anthologies. Real review to come. **EDIT 01/07/19** You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away... When I heard about this new anthology coming out, I was so excited. There's not many an...
  • Meg
    Jan 29, 2019
    What a time to be a reader of young adult fiction! Something seismic has shifted in publishing. Perhaps the uprising of writers and readers demanding more diversity in publishing, coupled with the astronomical success of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give, hand in hand with powerhouse writ...
  • Andrew
    Sep 11, 2018
    A phenomenal collection of stories from both established authors, as well as up and coming ones. Each story is an individual, a personal look at various upbringings as Black Americans, portraying a variety of issues; how it is to be biracial, to be LGBT, to be a young black woman or a ...
  • Jazmen
    Jan 09, 2019
    I've been black the entirety of my life. I knew I was inherently different just by walking down the streets and doing quick visual comparisons of my skin next to someone's much lighter skin. Or the fact that my hair needed to be straightened to cooperate in the way I needed it to--whil...
  • rachel
    Jan 15, 2019
    ? Half a Moon by Renée Watson // ????? ?Most times we only see part of a thing, but there?s always more to see, more to know.? ? Trigger warnings for abandonment, fatmisia, and body shaming. ? Black Enough by Varian Johnson // ????? ? War...
  • Selene
    Feb 15, 2019
    Black-A-Thon February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019 Challenge Hear Us (Read any work by a Black/African author Contemporary-A-Thon February 11, 2019 - February 17, 2019 Challenge # 6 - Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format (anthology) Authors I?m looking forward ...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Dec 20, 2018
    Normally I would give my thoughts on each story for an anthology.  But I didn't take good notes this time, so I figured I would just mention some of the standouts for me.  Overall, I thought this was a great book and I liked every single story. Half a Moon by Renee Watson  Th...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Jan 14, 2019
    I read Young Adult (YA). Yes, I know. I'm someone's parent and should have left the subgenre behind. But, you know what? I enjoy stories - period - and many of them come from YA. However, there's an issue plaguing YA's publishing - the lack of young adult and teen voices within non-...
  • chantel nouseforaname
    Feb 09, 2019
    There?s an underlying thread of what seems to be class privilege in these stories. The way that black class privilege feels and is presented in some of these stories is odd to me. Even though I think it?s a necessary thing to see black teens filling all the various spaces we fill a...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Mar 11, 2019
    A brilliant anthology that should be recommended reading for everyone who wants to read more diversely. - Packed with an excellent range of stories, told my fantastic Black writers, and celebrates the diversity Black identity itself can be. - Most of them are contemporary (with on...
  • Danielle
    Mar 07, 2019
    I think this book accomplished what it sought out to do. With any anthology, it's difficult to provide a rating because some of the stories were big hits, and some of them were misses. My favorites were Half a Moon, Out of the Silence, Samson and the Delilahs, and Whoa. Gravity wasn't ...
  • JM Cabral
    Feb 05, 2019
    Actual rating: 4.5 ? It was only a few months ago that I first heard about this anthology that Ibi Zoboi was working on, and I wasted no time in wanting to check it out. After a thorough Goodreads search, I easily got intrigued with BLACK ENOUGH, seeing that a lot of my favorite, ...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Nov 14, 2018
    Thank you HarperCollins for blessing me with an ARC of this lovely book! ...
  • leonie
    Mar 04, 2019
    i really wanted to finish this for black history month but the audiobook was very long and intense! it was great, some stories touched my heart or made me laugh. others made me think, some made me mad. i really want to get a physical copy of this soon ...
  • Karima chermiti
    Feb 12, 2019
    I'm reading this book for CONTEMPORARY-A-THON Day #2 and For the Challenge " Read a book with blue or purple on the cover " I think this is the best collection of short stories I?ve read in a very long, seeing how it shows the diversity in the black community by depicting the li...
  • Lou
    Jan 07, 2019
    Black Enough, a compendium of seventeen short stories from a plethora of critically-acclaimed authors, is a bit of a mixed bag for me, and as a reader who appreciates and longs for more diversity throughout the book world, I was more than a little excited to dive right into this collec...
  • Acqua
    Dec 20, 2018
    Black Enough is an anthology of short stories written by Black authors about young Black characters living in the Unites States. It follows characters from many different backgrounds ? there are stories about rich Black people, Black immigrants, biracial Black people, queer Black peo...
  • Jay Coles
    Jul 10, 2018
    I'M IN THIS! AHHHHHHH! READ THIS ANTHOLOGY WHEN IT COMES OUT IN JANUARY! ...
  • Laila
    Jan 01, 2019
    Reading Black Enough was like taking a sip of refreshing lemonade. This anthology was so original, in the fact that it was centered around multiple facets of being a Black teen and each story was written by Black authors. So conceptually, I loved it. Half a moon by Renée Watson: 4/...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jun 13, 2018
    this looks like an amazing anthology <3 ...
  • Hazel Macwan
    Feb 10, 2019
    What an beautiful amazing book filled with beautiful amazing stories!! ...
  • Ivy
    Jan 30, 2019
    I just got this from the library and I cannot WAIT. I enjoyed most of these stories, but a few in the middle didn?t hold up compared to the others. That said, this was my first anthology of 2019, and I really enjoyed it. ...
  • Athena
    Feb 18, 2019
    You know what, I have reviews for all of the stories in this anthology?but I have no motive to type them up and edit them to make them actually look like they're part of the English language. Oh well, this book was like that one disappointment of a child anyway ? review to come...