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Publisher Description

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.

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.

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

Young Adult
January 8
Balzer + Bray
Eighth Grade

Customer Reviews

Tam4Eva ,

Interesting stories

This book helped me open my eyes to what African-Americans do on a regular basis. To all you racists! Blacks are humans just like you! We shouldn’t discriminate just because of skin color!

A white person

SoundBug2 ,

A very interesting read

I did not know what to expect with this book. I am neither Black nor a “young adult” but the title intrigued me so I started reading it. Worth every penny I spent and the stories these young people tell are enlightening. Black, White Young or “old” ALL of these kids just tell it like it is—and they do not apologize either. They have LOTS of density issues and are just trying to be themselves—whatever that is.

They ALL have dreams, are willing to work hard to attain those dreams and they have to deal with the predjudices of just being Black—not from “the other side” but even from their own family and friends! Very insightful and thought-provoking and a must-read for anyone

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