National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi on “American Street”

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ibi Zoboi, a 2017 National Book Award Finalist, will join student panelists from Staples High School to discuss her debut novel American Street. It draws on her experience as a young Haitian immigrant, exploring American identity with magical realism and vodou culture. The book was a finalist for a 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. 

Community partner: Staples High School

Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut novel, American Street, was published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and has received five starred reviews. Her next YA novel, Pride, is due out in the Fall of 2018. Her middle grade debut, My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich is forthcoming from Dutton/Penguin Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, and their three young children.



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