An essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America
Product Code: 6968
ISBN: 9780062698735
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published Date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 416
Availability:In stock
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Price: $10.99

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.

Contributors:

Justina Ireland
Varian Johnson
Rita Williams-Garcia
Dhonielle Clayton
Kekla Magoon
Leah Henderson
Tochi Onyebuchi
Jason Reynolds
Nic Stone
Liara Tamani
Renée Watson
Tracey Baptiste
Coe Booth
Brandy Colbert
Jay Coles
Ibi Zoboi
Lamar Giles

Ages 13 and up


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Contents
Cover
Title Page
Dedication

Introduction
Ibi Zoboi

Half a Moon
Renee Watson

Black Enough
Varian Johnson

Warning: Color May Fade
Leah Henderson

Black. Nerd. Problems.
Lamar Giles

Out of 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

Author Biographies
About the Editor
Books by Ibi Zoboi
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Copyright
About the Publisher

“A poignant collection of stunning short stories by Black, rock star authors”- Booklist (starred review)

“A breath of fresh air…nuanced and necessary.”- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Each entry is deftly woven and full of such complex humanity that teens will identify with and see some of their own struggles in these characters... This collection presents the beauty of black humanity in all its many forms.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“The stories, all worth savoring, share a celebratory outlook on black teenagers fully and courageously embracing life.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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