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 who has performed their work around the country. They are a graduate of Howard University and Lesley University. Their work has earned fellowships from Lambda Literary and VONA among many others. Every Body Looking is their first novel.

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