PrideBook - 2018
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A YA P&P set in a Brooklyn neighborhood that features Afro-Latino characters.
ArapahoeLesley Jun 14, 2019
This Pride and Prejudice remix set in Brooklyn is expertly written by Ibi Zoboi and amazingly read by Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X. This is a fun way to relive some classics with some added relevant themes. Listen to it!
ArapahoeTiegan May 08, 2019
A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice that also changes the background of beloved characters in such a beautiful way. I love Pride and Prejudice and greatly enjoyed this version of the story. I appreciated the diverse characters and the setting - I think this makes the classic story accessibl... Read More »
This retelling of "Pride and Prejudice," set in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, tackles issues of racism, classism and gentrification in one really engaging story. Plus, romance! - ArapahoeMary
ArapahoeMary Nov 21, 2018
This retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, tackles issues of racism, classism and gentrification in one really engaging story. Plus, romance!
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uri Benitez is an Afro-Latinx soon-to-be-senior from Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood. She is looking forward to a summer spent with her sister Janae, who is about to return from her first year of college, even though it will be tight quarters with five Benitez sisters packed into one oversize bedroom in their old apartment. But everything changes when the Darcy family moves into the newly built mini-mansion across the street, heralding the gentrification of Zuri’s beloved neighbourhood. Zuri dreams of going to college, and then coming back to serve her community, but will there be anything left of it by then? The wealthy, black Darcys don’t really fit into the hood, and to Zuri their money represents everything that is slowly destroying her piece of the world. But Janae falls hard for Ainsley, even as Zuri gets off to a bad start with his younger brother Darius. She would much rather spend her time with Warren, a boy from the neighbourhood who gets where she is coming from, but also attends an elite secondary school, suggesting he has a bright future ahead of him. But it is Warren’s past that she should really be concerned about, and it is Darius who seems to hold the key to that story.
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