Ibi Zoboi has a master's degree in fine arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. American Street was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich. She is the editor of the Black Enough anthology. She was born in Haiti and reared in New York City, and today she and her three children live in New Jersey with her husband. Her website address is www.ibizoboi.net.