Calling My Name
Liara Tamani (A)
List Price: $10.99 (Paperback - Family / Self Discovery - 2017)
“Calling My Name is a treasure.”—Nic Stone, New York Times–bestselling author of Dear Martin
Description: Calling My Name is a striking, luminous, and literary exploration of family, spirituality, and self—ideal for readers of Jacqueline Woodson, Jandy Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sandra Cisneros.
This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose.
Told in fifty-three short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters, Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school. Literary and noteworthy, this is a beauty of a novel that captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter. (320 pgs) Teen Young AdultProduct Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces