Black Enough

Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Ron Butler
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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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.

A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.

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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Good book

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

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The Perfect Book

I set out to find a good audiobook to listen to while drawing. Upon seeing this one, I immediately began listening. There wasn’t a single bad story in this book. Each story is so carefully written and thought-provoking, it truly gives you a lot to think about. Thank you for this book.

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It was less than I had expected

I thought i was gonna end up liking all the stories but I only ended up liking about 9 of them and the other stories really dragged the book down because of how boring they were.

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Not for me

This is definitely a YA book. I did not enjoy it at all. Not sure how it obtained 4 stars

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Great stories

I loved the stories in this book. Very informative, the audio was nice to listen to. I chose this book for my book club.

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Beautiful!!!

This book is a great insight into how different black teens lives are lived daily!

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Great Story!!!

I recommend any person to read this story. It’s a book about teens and young adults thinking’s that there aren’t black enough for this world, for this earth. Different people tell their perspectives on being black in the society. If you feel you aren’t the person you are meant to be you should read this book and feed yourself with encouragement.

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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.
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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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Wonderful

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