Ibi Zoboi is a National Book Award finalist and The New York Times best-selling author of the Y.A. novels "American Street," "Pride" and the Walter Award-winning and L.A. Times Book Prize recipient, "Punching the Air," co-written with Exonerated Five member Yusef Salaam. She is the editor of the anthology "Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America." She has written the middle-grade novel, "My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich," an instant best-seller, and her picture book debut, "The People Remember," is illustrated by the New Yorker artist Loveis Wise. Her forthcoming releases include "Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler" and "Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel." Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, Zoboi now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.