When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition): A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World

Patrisse Khan-Cullors (Author) Asha Bandele (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Wednesday Books
Publish Date
September 29, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250194985

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About the Author

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of the Los Angeles-based grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and a Sydney Peace Prize recipient. For 20 years, Patrisse has been on the frontlines of criminal justice reform and is currently leading Reform L.A. Jails, a ballot initiative that was won in March 2020. Patrisse is currently the Faculty Director of Arizona's Prescott College new Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA program, which she developed nesting a curriculum focused on the intersection of art, social justice and community organizing that is first of its kind in the nation.

asha bandele is an award-winning journalist and author.

Reviews

A gripping, much-needed memoir about a Black woman, a movement, and people fighting for freedom denied. - Kirkus

This memoir is a reflection on humanity, lauded as an empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, and is the kind of call to action we need now more than ever. - Book Riot

Praise for When They Call You a Terrorist:

Entertainment Weekly's "13 Books to Read in January," Cassius' "Black Books to Add to Your Reading List," Vogue's "The Most Anticipated Books of January 2018," Paste's "10 of the Best Books of January 2018," Bitch Magazine's "Bitch Reads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in January," ELLE's "19 of the Best Books to Read This Winter."

Strikingly beautiful... Patrisse Cullors' story is a moral example to the nation.--Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

"This book is a must-read for all of us."--Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

This is a story of perseverance from a woman who found her voice in a world that often tried to shut her out. When They Call You a Terrorist is more than just a reflection on the American criminal justice system. It's a call to action for readers to change a culture that allows for violence against people of color. - TIME Magazine, named one of the Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far

"Impassioned, direct, inspiring and unsparing." - Entertainment Weekly

"This powerful book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors reminds us American racism is pervasive...the mission of Khan-Cullors and her fellow activists has never been more important - or more urgent." The Guardian

[A] fierce, intimate memoir. - O Magazine

A thoroughly modern, fre-quently poetic take on the black-freedom-struggle narrative.- Ms. Mag

With great candor about her complex personal life, Khan-Cullors has created a memoir as compelling as a page-turning novel. - Booklist Starred Review

This searing, timely look into a contemporary movement from one of its crucial leading voices belongs in all collections. - Library Journal Starred Review

An eye-opening and eloquent coming-of-age story from one of the leaders in the new generation of social activists." --PublishersWeekly, starred review

An important account of coming of age within today's explosive racial dynamic." - Kirkus Reviews

When They Call You a Terrorist deals with the incarceration and disenfranchisement of black men like her father, but it also explores facets of Cullors' personal identity -- black womanhood and sexuality,
as well as spirituality.--TIME

One of 2018's most important nonfiction books. - The Root

[A] meditative, meaningful work ... Cullors beautifully expresses empathy, honesty and hope" --Shelf Awareness

[Patrisse's] personal story and beautiful telling of her growing up and into the Black Lives Matter movement is why we must tell Black Stories. - Yara Shahidi, Blackish actress

Responsible, awakening and powerful.- Nick Cannon

"It was when I read your book, 'When They Call You A Terrorist'--when Trump was elected--that I realized that white supremacy is closer to the surface than I had ever realized, and I thought, 'Man, I better understand this more.'" - Jane Fonda

"Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a leading visionary and activist, feminist, and civil rights leader who has literally changed the trajectory of politics and resistance in America." --Eve Ensler, bestselling author

"This book tells why we all share the responsibility to move those three words from an aspiration into a new reality." - American Book Award Winner Jeff Chang

With grace and vulnerability, she recounts in When They Call You a Terrorist an upbringing plagued by interlocking oppressions and generational trauma, and illustrates the gut-wrenching power of her movement's message: Black lives must be recognized as worthy in this world. - Teaching Tolerance Magazine