Calling My Name
Calling My Name Hardcover – October 24, 2017
by Liara Tamani (Author)
“Calling My Name is a treasure.”—Nic Stone, New York Times–bestselling author of Dear Martin
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.
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (October 24, 2017)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Reading Age: 14 - 17 years
Grade Level: 9 and up
Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.05 x 8.25 inches