Ibi Zoboi with Elizabeth Acevedo

Ibi ZoboiElizabeth AcevedoFort Greene store:
Tuesday, September 18, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Ibi Zoboi presents Pride
In conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo
Reception to follow

From National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, author of the critically acclaimed novel American Street, comes Pride, a gorgeous retelling of Pride and Prejudice for young adults, set in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and featuring all characters of color. Zuri Benitez has pride: Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall head over heels for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand his judgmental and arrogant brother, Darius. But when Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. Pride skillfully balances issues surrounding cultural identity, class and gentrification with the magical delights of friendship and first love in a vibrant and innovative reimagining of the beloved classic. Zoboi talks about her book with Elizabeth Acevedo, poet and author of the acclaimed YA novel The Poet X, followed by a reception to celebrate the book’s launch.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Remix By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062564047
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018

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