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Ibi Zoboi  Children's & Young Adult author | AMERICAN STREET (B+B/HarperCollins, Winter 2017) | Haitian-American | Armchair Mythologist


Total Eclipsing. That's my husband trying to be a hood Macgyver 'cause glasses were sold out & we missed the memo about the cereal boxes. But thank goodness Brooklyn neighbors share. And my kids are thoroughly underwhelmed.

Look at my face. I'm tired. It's the S L O W E S T time of the year. All camps are over. No vacation planned b/c we're moving. Need routine & structure. Need them out of the house so I can WRITE! But then I'll look back on these days in February & wish I took more time to savor them. They're having fun though. #summerslump #backtoschoolcountdown

#wcw πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ“šπŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ“šπŸ˜. Repost from @findingpaola One of my favorite ways to travel the world is through a good book. Even when I was a shy little girl in Haiti, covered with dust in a random corner of our two-story family home in Petion-Ville, you'd find me curled up with a book. Any book. Even books I was not allowed to read.β €
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I'd imagine myself in those places. Wearing those things. Speaking like those brave, graceful ladies. And of course being dramatic. β €
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My advice to any little girl who doesn't have much and who dares to dream big is to read. Read all things. Be curious. Challenge yourself. Work hard. And never settle. β €
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Today, August 14th, marks the 226th anniversary of Bwa Kayiman, the Vodou ceremony that initiated the Haitian Revolution in 1791. The formerly enslaved African, Boukman Dutty, led the ceremony alongside Manbo Cecile Fatima & called on the help of the ancestors & the lwa to annihilate the French & that brutal & oppressive institution. #Haiti #haitianrevolution

Elizabeth Acevedo is so incredibly wise & fierce! POET X is due out in March 2018. Repost from @latinxpublishing Spotted at the PEN America and @brooklynmuseum presents Cocktails and Conversation event #latinx authors Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X) and Ibi Zoboi (American Street) #latinolit #latinxinpub #latinxcreate #ireadya #latinxinpublishing #latinxinpub #haiti #domincanrepublic #haitian #dominican #afrolatinas #booksofinstagram #thisispublishing

#tbt Haiti. 2010. πŸ‡­πŸ‡Ή Need to plan another trip with whole family this time. My mom just went back for the first time in 25 years. She was angry at me for taking this trip because it was 6 months after the earthquake. Immigrants are complicated.

He picked out the new #milesmorales novel on his own. Thank you for writing this @jasonreynolds83! πŸ•·πŸ‘¦πŸΎ

BLACK GIRLS ROCK taping at NJPAC! More pics soon!

#latergram Before the booktalk with the young women of Black Girls Lead. New do, sort of. And lookin like my mama.

#literarysquad Repost from @traceybaptistewrites Turning up at the #Solo after party, celebrating @kwamealexander 's latest novel.

Hung out with these super talented Haitian women artists & also my long lost cousins. Check out @fabiolajeanlouis's amazing work! Repost from @ancestralthickums three Haitian creatives! a wonderful time with magnificent author @ibizoboi of American Street and @fabiolajeanlouis , my beloved sister.

Not-so-fun Fact: A black community called San Juan Hill was destroyed to build Lincoln Center in the 50s. Jazz Legend Thelonius Monk was born & raised in San Juan Hill. Residents were displaced & many moved up to Harlem which led to over-crowding & more crime. WEST SIDE STORY was set in San Juan Hill but the movie failed to depict the actual black residents who lived there. (From research for YA Book 2).

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