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Calling My Name

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Calling My Name, by debut author Liara Tamani, 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 deftly captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter.

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Critical Praise

“Taja deals with the insecurities that most young people feel regarding identity, love, and fitting in. ...Stylish prose brings home quiet depths.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062656865
  • ISBN 10: 0062656864
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 10/24/2017
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

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