FITH U is a fictional interpretation of the undergraduate experience at university.
How did the story come about?
"I started writing because the characters in the story were fighting me to see the light of day. Those characters have a story to tell, and I hope I gave them a platform to do that." - A. Tony Taylor
Ari is a young black girl with wild and naturally curly hair who is suddenly uprooted from her beloved hometown - Chicago - and moved across the country to hot and sunny Arizona shortly after her tenth birthday. As she tries to embrace her new life, Ari begins to encounter challenges she never imagined she would have to deal with back home in Chicago.
No day is ever the same, and Ari soon learns the move to Arizona would provide her with lessons in self-esteem, pride, tolerance and self-acceptance as a young, black girl in an extremely different environment.