JUNE BOTM: Pride by Ibi Zoboi - Classic with a Twist
Pride by Ibi Zoboi: Hardcover (medium) or Paperback (small). Available as add-on to purchase of current BOTM Box or buy book only.
Interested in other words by Ibi Zoboi: American Street, Black Enough (edited by Zoboi), My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich (middle grade)? Place a special book order request here.
About the Book:
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.
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 for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.
But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.
In a timely update of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.
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Zoboi’s words are quick witted poetry and her brilliant characterizations (and clever winks at the original Austen work) makes this modern interpretation of P&P a delight. The topics of culture, gentrification, and identity fit right alongside the exploration of family loyalty, first impressions, judgements and pride which carry over from the original novel. I am so glad I found Tuma’s shop and her curated selection of diverse reads or I might not have read this delightful book. Definitely a new regular customer!
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Loved my BOTM box. The book was fantastic. I also received some adorable pins, stickers, and an empowering note. Already purchased a gift card for a friend. Can't wait to order my next BOTM box!
Loved getting this package with Pride in the mail, from the book itself, bookmark, and add ins, it brightened my day... And I have a great addition.to my TBR list! Excited to make this a recurring box!
This is the first month Tuma did a BOTM Box and I didn't hesitate to order one. She's been so wonderful on social media and takes time to personally interact with her followers. I knew she would take equally as much care with her book box and she did! The price is very reasonable, the goodies inside were great, and I LOVE that she focuses on including authors of color from a variety of genres. I highly recommend!