Candice Iloh

Finalist, 2020 National Book Awards

Candice Iloh is a first-generation Nigerian-American writer, teaching artist, and youth educator. She has performed her work around the country She is a graduate of Howard University and holds an MFA in writing from Lesley University.
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Every Body Looking

ISBN 9780525556206 Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House

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. More about this book >

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Candice Iloh

Candice Iloh is a first-generation Nigerian-American writer, teaching artist, and youth educator. She has performed her work around the country She is a graduate of Howard University and holds an MFA in writing from Lesley University. Her work has earned fellowships from Lambda Literary and VONA among many others. Every Body Looking is her first novel.

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