Black Enough

Finished Black Enough, an anthology edited by Ibi Zoboi. I received a copy for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.”

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 Ibi Zoboi’s story was probably my favorite. I did wish all of these were longer—I would’ve taken a novel about all of these people.

This is one of the best anthologies I’ve ever read. If you’ve been meaning to read more of them (or more diverse books), put this at the top of the TBR stack. Highly recommended.


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