Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Finalist, 2017 National Book Awards

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Raised in New York City, Ibi now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.
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American Street

American Street by Ibi Zoboi book cover
ISBN 9780062473042 Balzer + Bray / HarperCollinsPublishers

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—the good life. But after leaving Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud, American cousins—Chantal, Donna and Princess—the grittiness of Detroit’s west side, a new school, and a surprising romance, all on her own. More about this book >

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Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Raised in New York City, Ibi now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children. Her YA novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book, and her debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, was a New York Times bestseller. She is the author of the YA novel, Pride, and editor of the anthology, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. She co-authored her most YA novel, Punching the Air, with prison reform activist, Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five.

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