Calling My Name

November 30, 2020
Calling My Name

"Calling My Name is a treasure."—Nic Stone, New YorkTimes–bestselling author of Dear MartinCalling My Name is a striking, luminous, and literaryexploration of family, spirituality, and self—ideal for readers ofJacqueline Woodson, Jandy Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, and SandraCisneros. This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-agestory about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up inHouston, Texas, and deftly and beautifully explores the universalstruggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discoveringa sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose. Told infifty-three short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters,Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school tohigh school. Literary and noteworthy, this is a beauty of a novelthat captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belongand why you matter.