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Black Enough

Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Ron Butler
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi and featuring some of the most acclaimed best-selling 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 in America.

Black is...sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson.

Black is...three friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds.

Black is...Nic Stone’s high-class beauty dating a boy of whom her momma would never approve.

Black is...two girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland.

Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more - because there are countless ways to be black enough.

Contributors:

  • Justina Ireland
  • Varian Johnson
  • Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Kekla Magoon
  • Leah Henderson
  • Tochi Onyebuchi
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Nic Stone
  • Liara Tamani
  • Renée Watson
  • Tracey Baptiste
  • Coe Booth
  • Brandy Colbert
  • Jay Coles
  • Ibi Zoboi
  • Lamar Giles
©2019 Ibi Zoboi (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • MzL8dy
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 2019-05-10

Good book

This book was ok, not what I expected, but good. My favorite story was “Whoa!”.

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  • Jay DeMoir
  • 2019-06-07

Powerful!

"My hope is that BLACK ENOUGH will encourage all Black teens to be their free, uninhibited selves without the constraints of being black, too black, or not black enough. They will simply be enough just as they are."

You know what, this collection of works HIT THE MARK! Whew Chile, the excellence!!
I preferred some of the stories more than others, but representation is everything.
4.5 stars!

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  • laila
  • Bristol, PA, United States
  • 2019-04-29

enjoyed

every story to me to a different place in my mind. some stories I could relate and some was just intresting to know about. i enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Michanne
  • 2019-03-29

Wonderful

loved these short stories of human struggle, coming of age, and relationships. Take time to read this one. you'll enjoy!

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  • April R.
  • 2019-03-23

More Than Enough!

This anthology is multilayered with tons of greatness. The characters are relatable and the short stories are just as awesome as the author's full length novels!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-22

loved it.

the stories are amazing and I enjoyed the different prospects of each author and their own way.

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  • Karen Owes
  • 2019-03-13

Bold, Strong and refreshing<br />

I couldn't put this delightful and enlightening book down. It was a page Turner so to speak and and enjoyable listen. provides a peek into the word of today's youth and their struggles!