Author Archives: Ibi Zoboi

This lecture was an extension of my 2013-14 graduate thesis for the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I spent two years studying middle grade and Young Adult fiction that either … Continue reading

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Today marks the 7th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. a day that strengthened my resolve to continue telling the stories of my beloved Haiti and Haitian people. I am so grateful to be able to do just that … Continue reading

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I delivered the keynote address to the 2016 graduating class of Brownsville Academy High School. BAHS was featured on the news a few years ago for the innovative art program. BAHS is also a “last chance” high school, or “over-age, … Continue reading

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At long last, the cover of American Street, is featured on YA Highway. Here’s what I had to say about the cover: When I first saw this cover, I gasped. AMERICAN STREET is indeed a colorful, chaotic, yet beautiful profile … Continue reading

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I was floored by this one. And it sent me over the moon. Simultaneously. I first discovered Edwidge Danticat’s Krik? Krak! in an Afrocentric book store in Green Acres Mall near my hometown of Cambria Heights, Queens. It was 1998 … Continue reading

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