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Are you over 21 but you still love reading YA? In W(h)ine and Angst Book Club, we drink wine and read all kinds of books about teenagers.
This month we'll be reading Pride by Ibi Zoboi.
"Mixing gritty street life with the tenderness of first love, Haitian Vodou, and family bonds, the book is at once chilling, evocative, and reaffirming."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Filling her pages with magic, humanity, tragedy, and hope, Zoboi builds up, takes apart, and then rebuilds an unforgettable story. This book will take root in readers' hearts."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Zoboi urges us to examine the American dream to see if there is room within it to hold the ones we love."--Ebony Magazine
"Zoboi's stunning debut intertwines mysticism and love with grit and violence...Fierce and beautiful."--Booklist (starred review)
"Will reach young readers regardless of their background."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"A breathtaking story about contemporary America that will serve as a mirror to some and a window for others, and it will stay with anyone who reads it."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A poignant meditation on one girl's struggle to find her way in a new world."--Nicola Yoon, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything
"Brimming with culture, magic, warmth, and unabashed rawness, "American Street" is ultimately a blistering tale of humanity. This is "Manchild in the Promised Land," for a new generation, and a remarkable debut from Zoboi, who without question is an inevitable force in storytelling."--Jason Reynolds, award-winning co-author of All American Boys
"Zoboi's nascent storytelling gifts ensnare from page one. To this spellbinding voice of the next generation, I bow."--Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times bestselling author and three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
"A razor-sharp remix of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that deals in gentrification, racism, love, culture, and heritage, all helmed by intelligent teens in New York's Bushwick neighborhood."--Booklist
★ "This Bushwick-set, contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tackles gentriciation, Blackness, and romance with honesty, humor, and heart. This excellent coming-of-age take on a classic belongs on all YA shelves."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"[A] lively and innovative Pride and Prejudice retelling (starring a fully rounded Afro-Latinx YA character)"--The Horn Book
★ "Stands solidly on its own while cleverly paralleling Austen's classic... in a contemporary story about race, gentrification, and young love"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Jane Austen's piercing comedy of manners provides the ideal template for Ibi Zoboi's shrewd, timely second novel..."--Chicago Tribune
"Brooklyn's gentrifying Bushwick neighborhood offers the vivid backdrop for this entertaining update, adding complicating factors of cultural identity and racism to Austen's classic tale."--Buffalo News