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Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

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Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix

  • Genre: Fiction; young adult contemporary retelling
  • Originally Published: 2018
  • Reading Level/Interest: Lexile HL760L; grades 7-10
  • Structure/Length: 30 chapters; approximately 304 pages; approximately 6 hours, 8 minutes on audio
  • Protagonist/Central Conflict: The protagonist, Zuri Benitez, is a 17-year-old Afro-Latina girl living in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri's world changes, and she must grapple with her feelings toward the privileged Darius Darcy while dealing with the rapid changes in her community.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Class and social issues; gentrification and changing neighborhood dynamics; cultural clashes; references to sexual exploitation

Ibi Zoboi, Author

  • Bio: Born 1975; Haitian-born author; immigrated to the US at the age of four; known for writing young adult and middle-grade literature; MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts; founded the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, a creative writing workshop for teen girls in Haiti
  • Other Works: American Street (2017); My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich (2019); Punching the Air (2020, with Yusef Salaam)

CENTRAL THEMES connected and noted throughout this Teaching Guide:

  • The Dangers of Gentrification
  • Systemic Racism in American Society
  • The Manmade Nature of Class Structures

STUDY OBJECTIVES: In accomplishing the components of this Guide, students will:

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