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Ibi Zoboi

About Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut YA debut, American Street (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins), is due out in 2017, and her middle-grade debut, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich (Dutton), is forthcoming.

A Fine Bookshelf

I once taught a rites-of-passage class to a group of African American and Caribbean American teenage girls. The workshops included lessons in history, self-care, and literacy. These classes weren’t supposed to be like school. I was there to help deepen their understanding of their world and their place in it. I created a lesson called […]