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Ibi Zoboi

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Books By Ibi Zoboi

Danielle’s Reading Nook

I have read three books by Ibi Zoboi and one of the books was co-written with Yusef Salaam.I definitely recommend them, and I highly suggest everyone go read the books.The books are: "American Street," "Pride," and "Punching the Air" (co-written with Yusef Salaam.)Happy Reading!!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniellesreadingnook/support


21 Mar 2022

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Ibi Zoboi

Vulgar Geniuses

In this episode, we speak to New York Times bestselling author and National Book award finalist Ibi Zoboi about her recently released biography 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝑹 𝑪𝑯𝑰𝑳𝑫: 𝑨 𝑩𝑰𝑶𝑳𝑶𝑮𝑰𝑪𝑨𝑳 𝑪𝑶𝑵𝑺𝑻𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵 𝑶𝑭 𝑶𝑪𝑻𝑨𝑽𝑰𝑨 𝑩𝑼𝑻𝑳𝑬𝑹. This stunning and imaginative story tells the life of a young Octavia learning to dream beyond the stars to create stories where Black people live in futuristic worlds. Ibi Zoboi's book marries prose and poetry to tell of the extraordinary life of a writer whose gift for the written word was present at the young age of 10. 

1hr 1min

23 Feb 2022

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Your Publishing Journey Is Not Your Personal Journey With Ibi Zoboi

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times bestselling author of National Book Award Finalist American Street, Pride, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich and co-author with prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of Punching the Air. She joins us to talk about her first work of non-fiction Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler.

1hr 21mins

21 Jan 2022

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Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

What’s on the Shelf?

*This episode contains spoilers* Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. Top topics include: #Racism, #Incarceration, #OwnVoices, #SystemicRacism, #Art, #Poetry, #ExoneratedFive, #PrisonReform, #SocialJustice, #BlackLivesMatter


11 Apr 2021

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Episódio #11 - Orgulho l Ibi Zoboi

BlackBooks by Pretas

Se você tem paixão ou curiosidade por “Orgulho e Preconceito” de Jane Austen vai amar a obra de Ibi Zoboi, que, nada mais é do que uma versão BLACK da história. Diferentemente da história original, que aconteceu em uma cidade da Inglaterra, ORGULHO nos apresenta um enredo com personagens negros, contemporâneos, moradores do Brooklyn, um dos cinco bairros de Nova Iorque, nos Estados Unidos. Podcarders: Patrícia Rammos - https://www.instagram.com/patriciarammos/ Tati Sacramento - https://www.instagram.com/tatisacramentooficial


15 Mar 2021

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"American Street" by Ibi Zoboi; Read by Kendra

Chapter One with HPL

This title was a National Book Award finalist and is inspired by the author's own experiences as a young Haitian immigrant. American Street follows Fabiola Toussaint in her search for une belle vie—a good life and her American dream. This title is intended for teens, however, it may contain language or themes that some readers may find offensive. Recording made with permission of Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. Click here to see this title in Houston Public Library's Catalog. 


25 Feb 2021

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Punching the Air : By - Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam - Book Review

GoBookMart Book Reviews

Punching the Air : By - Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam “Punching the Air highlights that wrongful convictions, the school-to-prison pipeline and the fear mongering of Black bodies is etched in the United States Constitution itself, ironically in the Thirteenth Amendment that criminalizes slavery but simultaneously creates an entirely new system of enslavement: the American prison system. It is not easy to break these topics down to adults, never mind children. But Punching the Air does so effectively through verse that feels honest and clear." -- USA Today Website : https://gobookmart.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gobookmart-review/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gobookmart-review/support


22 Jan 2021

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November Book Club - Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's PUNCHING THE AIR


In this Book Club episode of the Unabridged podcast, Ashley, Jen, and Sara discuss Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's Punching the Air. After our Bookish Check-in, we share our opinions about the book and some favorite quotations, and then each of us offers another book we think would pair well with this YA novel in verse. Finally, we end by sharing some new favorites we've discovered lately.Bookish Check-inAshley - Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek OjiJen - Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom Sara - Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle's Let It SnowOur PairingsAshley - Tayari Jones’s An American MarriageJen - Nic Stone’s Dear Justyce Sara - Ellen Hopkins’s BurnedMentioned in EpisodeYaa Gyasi’s HomegoingAkwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi's StampedJason Reynolds's Long Way DownBryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and RedemptionMichelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessWes Moore's The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two FatesNic Stone's Dear Martin“Wait for It” from Hamilton West Wing Weekly Song Exploder podcast and Netflix series Partners podcastGive Me One - A Recent FavoriteAshley - Kim’s Convenience on NetflixJen - In the Dark, most recent episode with Curtis Flowers Sara - Hamilton Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page. Want to support Unabridged? Check out our Merch Store! Become a patron on Patreon.​ Follow us @unabridgedpod on Instagram. Like and follow our Facebook Page. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Check out our Teachers Pay Teachers store. Follow us @unabridgedpod on Twitter. Subscribe to our podcast and rate us on Apple Podcasts or on Stitcher. Check us out on Podbean. Please note that we a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


4 Nov 2020

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Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam | Punching The Air | The Search for Racial Equity

Talks at Google

Punching the Air is a collaboration between author Ibi Zoboi and activist Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Central Park Five. In this talk, Malika Saada Saar, YouTube's Global Head, Human Rights, is in conversation with the authors, and the talk is centered on the impact of hope and storytelling. Zoboi and Salaam talk about harnessing the power of art and storytelling. The Search for Racial Equity Series is a global forum offering an in depth study and dialog of racial equity and justice, through forthright discussion and a syllabus that intends to amplify the most authentic and powerful voices of our time and of this movement. We aim to create safe spaces for the most important and authentic discussions. See more videos like this via http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/RacialEquity #RacialEquity #PunchingTheAir #YusefSalaam

1hr 3mins

30 Oct 2020

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Episode 103: Interview with Dr. Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi

Minorities in Publishing

Punching the Air collaborators Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam discuss their latest bestselling book; the roles adults, especially educators, play in young people's lives; the introspective nature of young people that needs to be respected & represented in more work; and the importance of how to discuss topics such as the carceral system in work for young readers.  Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr.


14 Oct 2020