Author Archives: Ibi Zoboi

I am so excited about this story, of course! And I’m proud to be working with editor extraordinaire, Andrew Karre of Dutton Young Readers/Penguin, who helped usher into the world NO CRYSTAL STAIR: A DOCUMENTARY NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND WORK … Continue reading

debut, Ice Cream Sandwich, middle grade, Uncategorized

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There’s a new YA novel set in post-earthquake Haiti. So exciting! There’s now enough post-earthquake Haitian literature for a whole college course! I was so honored to be able to review this book for the New York Times! ‘HOLD TIGHT, … Continue reading

book reviews, books, diversity, Haiti, HOLD TIGHT DON'T LET GO, Laura Wagner, YA fiction

I’ll be hosting a reading and book signing with recent National Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, Renee Watson, Tonya Cherie Hegamin, and Zetta Elliott as part of the I AM HERE: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces exhibit! All of these wonderful authors’ … Continue reading

book signings, books, Brooklyn Blossoms Book Club, Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson, readings, Renee Watson, Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Zetta Elliott

A degree in basket weaving… This is supposed to be a metaphor for a useless degree—a degree that will reap no financial rewards whatsoever. There’s an art to basket weaving, of course. In fact, I own many baskets, like the colorful … Continue reading


I Am Here: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces- an  exhibition of photographs and words curated by Delphine Fawunda & Ibi Zoboi From Curator, Ibi Zoboi: As a mother of two daughters, it’s become crucial for me to constantly think of safe … Continue reading

Brooklyn Blossoms Book Club, literacy