Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times bestselling author of "American Street," a National Book Award Finalist; "PRIDE," a contemporary remix of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; and "My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich," her middle-grade debut. She is also the co-author of the Walter Award and L.A. Times Book Prize-winning "Punching the Air" with prison reform activist Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, which was also shortlisted for the U.K.'s Yoto Carnegie Medal.
Zoboi is the editor of "Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black In America." Her debut picture book, "The People Remember," received a Coretta Scott King Book Honor Award. Her most recent books are "Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler" and "Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel" for Marvel. Her forthcoming YA novel "Nigeria Jones" comes out May 9, 2023.
Zoboi has appeared on CBS This Morning and The Reid Out alongside Yusef Salaam, and on PBS's Book View Now. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine and The Rumpus, among others. As an educator, she was the recipient of several grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council for her community-based programs for teen girls in both Brooklyn and Haiti. She's worked for arts organizations such as Teachers & Writers Collaborative and Community Word Project as a writer-in-residence and teaching artist in New York City public schools. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in New York City, Zoboi lives in Maplewood, N.J. with her husband and their three children.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Book Honor Award, Walter Award, National Book Award Finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize, Yoto Carnegie Medal Shortlist
Communities: African American, Haitian