"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.
--School Library JournalBinding Type:
8.30h x 5.60w x 1.20dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews
07/15/2017Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview
08/15/2017 pg. 72School Library Journal
09/01/2017 pg. 101Publishers Weekly
09/11/2017Voice of Youth Advocates
10/01/2017 - Recommended - Better Than MostBulletin of Ctr for Child Bks
11/01/2017Hornbook Guide to Children
01/01/2018 - Below Average, With Minor FlawAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name:
198646 / Calling My NameReading Level:
5 / Interest Level:
Upper Grade / Point Value: