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 it’s like to be young and black. Whether you are in America, the UK, or anywhere across the globe, this powerful collection of stories will remind you of our shared humanity.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Some challenging content such as racism and offensive language. Recommend for Year 9.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Fantastic anthology covering issues facing young black people in society today. Huge cultural value as well as offering some excellent, challenging literature.

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