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Key moments of Ada’s young life—her mother’s descent into addiction, her father’s attempts to create a home for his American daughter more like the one he knew in Nigeria, her first year at a historically black college—are weaved together into a luminous and inspiring verse novel.
The complexity and joy of being caught between worlds is captured in Candice Iloh’s verse novel Every Body Looking. The daughter of a Black American mother and Nigerian father headed to a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), Ada is torn between their disappointment and high expectations. In college, she forges her own path as a dancer, friend, and queer young woman in love. This is a lyrical tale of liberation and life through (e)motion.