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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018
In this remix of Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice, Zoboi desribes the vibrant black community of Bushwick, New York and its gentrification. This novel also challenges the definition of "being black," as Ainsley and his brother move into Bushwick as wealthy black boys who never lived in the "hood." Over time, protagonist Zuri comes to accept that the brothers' wealth does not negate their black identity. Zoboi positively showcases Haitian and Dominican cultures and black relationships. Fans of The Hate U Give will love this book about a young black girl learning to deal with the changes in her community.
Young reviewer Mimi