Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi


Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel, American Street, was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a New York Times best seller, and editor of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children. You can find her online at www.ibizoboi.net.

Buy Ibi Zoboi’s latest book, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich on Amazon.

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