"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.
- ISBN-13: 9780062656872
- ISBN-10: 0062656872
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books
- Publish Date: September 2018
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
- Page Count: 320
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP