Ibi Zoboi is a powerhouse author, well known for her best-selling and award winning books, including American Street, Punching the Air, and The People Remember. In Nigeria Jones, Zoboi explores the challenges of growing up caught between the life your family wants for you and forging your own path. Read on to hear more about the book from Ibi herself and download our free educators' guide to help lead discussions about this important and compelling teen novel.
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About the Author
Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a New York Times bestseller. She is the editor of the anthology Black Enough. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children. You can find her online at www.ibizoboi.net.