Jennifer Webb

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Recommended by Michelle Ings (@michelle_ings) Form and genre: Short stories Length: 416 pages Summary: (From Amazon) Black is male, Black is female, Black is straight, Black is gay, Black is urban, Black is rural, Black is rich. And poor. Black is mixed-race, Black is immigrants, Black is more. There are countless ways to be BLACK ENOUGH. Featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling American black authors writing for teens today, Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what …

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Poor by Caleb Femi

Recommended by Philippa (@P_Hardy) Form and genre: Poetry Length: 160 pages Summary: Written by an ex student of mine, Caleb writes about life growing up on an estate in North Peckham. He describes what it’s like to be young and black growing up in a concrete jungle. It’s a mixture of photography and poetry but above all functions as a …

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