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Every Body Looking

By: Candice Iloh

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.

ISBN: 9780525556206

JLG Release: Dec 2020


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

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Awards & Honors

2020 National Book Award Shortlist for Young People's Literature
2021 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

Book Details

ISBN

9780525556206

First Release

December 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

416

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Dutton

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

Topics

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

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Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

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