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Every Body Looking



by
Candice Iloh

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Dutton
ISBN
9780525556206

Awards and Honors
2020 National Book Award Shortlist for Young People's Literature
2021 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion
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City High School

Every Body Looking is a novel of a young woman’s struggle to carve a place for herself—for her black female body—in a world of deeply conflicting messages.

Told entirely in verse, Ada’s story encompasses her earliest memories as a child, including her abuse at the hands of a young cousin, her mother’s rejection and descent into addiction, and her father’s attempts to create a home for his American daughter more like the one he knew in Nigeria.

The present-tense of the book is Ada’s first year at Howard University in Washington DC, where she must finally confront the fundamental conflict between who her family says she should be and what her body tells her she must be.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

416

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2020

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Dancing. Memory. Sexuality. College life. HBCUS (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Howard University, Washington DC. Emigration and immigration. Family. 

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City High School
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