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61: Ibi Zoboi's PRIDE and AMERICAN STREET - Cherishing Culture

In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we discuss Ibi Zoboi's YA Lit books, Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix and American Street. ​

Pride summary: In this modern day remix of Pride and Prejudice, Zuri Benitez seeks to find herself as she moves toward college. When the wealthy Darcy family moves into her neighborhood of Bushwick, Zuri finds herself arguing for the merits of her home and struggling against the change that is threatening her path and her family. American Street summary: When Fabiola Toussaint flies from Haiti to America with her mother, she dreams of a new life with her aunt and cousins. However, when her mother is detained at the American border, Fabiola quickly discovers that the life she envisioned in Detroit is not what is in store for her.

We worked hard to avoid spoilers in this #unabridgedhighlights episode; see the timeline below to avoid spoilers in American Street. If you haven't read them yet, check out Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix and American Street by Ibi Zoboi!


Introduction and Overview of Episode: 0:00 - 01:26

Discussion of Pride: 01:26 - 19:30

Classroom Connections: 19:30 - 21:33

Discussion of American Street: 21:33 - 51:53

*Spoilers beginning 37:35

Classroom Connections: 51:53 - 53:32

Other Mentions 

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey

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