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Ibi Zoboi
Author📚| AMERICAN STREET, 2017 National Book Award Finalist🎖| PRIDE 💞| Editor: BLACK ENOUGH✊🏾| MY LIFE AS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH 🚀|🦉🌻🇭🇹🖤
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Local bookstore haul! I make suggestions & they either take it or don’t. 12 year old son ( picky w/ his choices & hard to please): 1. THE LAST-LAST DAY OF SUMMER by 2.…
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Lilliam Rivera Apr 20
Received a beautiful email from a reader about my Esmeralda Santiago essay for the . Here's the essay if you haven't read it yet:
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
Replying to @Ebonyteach
Our resilience & triumphs are in spite of not in response to that trauma. So yes, healing. Lots of generational healing ahead.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
Replying to @Ebonyteach
Not swayed. Trauma has been inflicted. Generational, marrow deep trauma in ways that no other group of people on this planet have experienced. The resulting collective & individual behaviors cannot be compared to other groups.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
Replying to @Ebonyteach
Critique? That lecture made all kinds of sense to me. But I can be swayed.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
Replying to @Ebonyteach
I appreciate Dr. Joy DeGruy's work around healing. Wish she could expand on her work on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Also, her close examination around the politics of respect among young black men.
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The Root Apr 20
"We are the two communities who were legally disenfranchised from the inception of this country." Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate shares why she believes black people and Native Americans are entitled to reparations.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
So glad to see included here! --> Best Books Summer 2019 from Publishers Weekly - Middle Grade : Publishers Weekly
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Children's Bookshelf Apr 19
Check out PW’s Summer Reads for kids + teens of all ages + interests!
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
Replying to @nicoleva @erinentrada
This is so refreshing. It's good to be reminded that 1984 wasn't *that* long ago. Our childhood is now historical fiction. 🙁
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
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Octavia Butler knew... Apr 20
Go where you are seen. Go where you are wanted. Go where you are nurtured. Go where you are loved loudly rather than in whispers...
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 20
. was absolutely STUNNING! Always loved ’s work & how he consistently draws from African spirituality, the inherent magic of little Black girls & their loving relationships w/ their fathers. Beautiful! I want to write like this.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 19
Replying to @nicoleva @erinentrada
Yep, that one. 😆
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 19
Likewise, Brandy! Thank you so much for contributing. 💗
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 19
Replying to @ibizoboi
1989 marked the end of the 80s. Then this happened. Less girls playing double-Dutch on sidewalks, less Freeze tag, Manhunt, Red-Light-Green-Light-1-2-3, & going inside when the street lights come on.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 19
Yep. The Central Park Five case really shifted outdoor play culture in NYC.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 19
This story was HUGE in NY. Was in the 6th grade & was so confused b/c those boys looked like the boys in my school who were so cute & immature. It also shaped my immigrant mother’s biases which affected my teen dating life. Layers to this.
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Ibi Zoboi Apr 18
May we all continue to make Black art with this much love, reverence, interconnectedness, & humility. The diaspora was represented here in some way. 🖤
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Ebony Elizabeth Apr 17
It’s not officially out until May 21, but there’s no feeling quite like the first time you hold your first monograph in your hands! Fresh off the plane, but had to document this moment...
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