Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Remix

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062564047

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About the Author

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times bestselling author of American Street, a National Book Award finalist; Nigeria Jones, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; Pride; My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich; Star Child; Okoye to the People; the Walter Award-winning Punching the Air, cowritten with Exonerated Five member Yusef Salaam; and the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning picture book The People Remember. She is also the editor of the anthology Black Enough. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her family. You can find her online at ibizoboi.net.

Reviews

★ "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)

★ "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)

"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

"[A] lively and innovative Pride and Prejudice retelling (starring a fully rounded Afro-Latinx YA character)" -- The Horn Book

"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

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "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)

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "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)

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "Zoboi urges us to examine the American dream to see if there is room within it to hold the ones we love." -- Ebony Magazine

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "Zoboi's stunning debut intertwines mysticism and love with grit and violence...Fierce and beautiful." -- Booklist (starred review)

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "Will reach young readers regardless of their background." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "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)

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "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

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "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

Praise for AMERICAN STREET: "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