Ibi Zoboi in the virtual library program on October 28

Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi, whose novel Pride is in development as a mini-series, making a virtual appearance in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series on Thursday, October 28 at 6pm.

The program aims to show how real-life issues, lively writing, diverse characters, and imaginative concepts propel young adult literature beyond traditional age categories.

Punch in the air, co-authored with prison reform activist Dr. Yusuf Salaam in 2020, won a Los Angeles Times Book Award and a Boston Globe / Horn Book Award. Zoboi 2017
Novel for young adults american street became a finalist for the National Book Award. Pride, her modern rework of Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, is developed for television by Nastasha Rothwell and Aziza Barnes.

The Haitian-born New Jersey resident is a writer-in-residence for the New York City school system and has won several grants to support its community-based programs for girls in Brooklyn and Haiti.

The series is presented in partnership with Booktowne, in Manasquan. Participants will receive a 10% discount for Booktowne which can be used through its website.

Registration for this free program is required on theoceancountylibrary.org/events. Registrants will receive a link by email to join the program. —EE

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