Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America


Author: Ibi Zoboi (Editor)

Black is... two sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon as written by Renée Watson.

Black is… Jason Reynolds writing about three guys walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything.

Black is… Nic Stone’s bougie debutante dating a boy her momma would never approve of.

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.

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, this is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America.


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