The talented and prolific Ibi Zoboi has been rapidly making a name for herself with a variety of excellent essay and article publications, and with her two middle-grade books with Dutton still on the way.
Today I'm thrilled to announce another new direction for Ibi: AMERICAN STREET is a coming-of-age story about a Haitian immigrant thrust into the world of Detroit's west side, as she tries to get her mother out of a US detention facility and find her footing in this new world, against an increasingly insurmountable set of obstacles. The book was preempted by Alessandra Balzer at Balzer + Bray and will be coming out in winter 2017.
This thrilling story is infused with personal experiences of Ibi's own, and was developed in conjunction with an editorial team at Alloy—all of which has made for one breathtaking YA novel that you won't want to miss.
Hooray and congrats, Ibi!