Review: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

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blackenoughBlack Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi
Genre: YA Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, #ownvoices, Short Story Collections
Publication: January 8th 2019 by Balzer + Bray
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 416 pages
Format: ARC from the publisher
Rating: ★★★★.5

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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 York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds writing about #blackboyjoy or Newbery Honor-winning author Renee Watson talking about black girls at camp in Portland, or emerging author Jay Coles’s story about two cowboys kissing in the south—Black Enough is an essential collection full of captivating coming-of-age stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America.

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Top 10 Tuesday Throwback: Top Ten Books We’re Looking Forward to In 2018 (A Remix)

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Okay, so today, in efforts to bring back bookish memes to Book Freak Revelations, I’m listing down the top ten books that I’m looking forward to in (the second half of) 2018, hence the remix. Just like every year, the Fall season’s coming back with yet another amazingly enthralling line-up of diverse titles and I, as your typical YA-obsessed reader/ reviewer, am here for ALL. OF. IT. Let’s get this post started, shall we?

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