In a time of constant protests, it’s easy to forget it all starts with a few voices. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele is the emotional and powerful story about the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement. Both a poetic memoir and empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Khan-Cullors’s story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.
We are thrilled that Patrisse Khan-Cullors will be the 2018 ALA Midwinter Opening Session speaker, in conversation with Marley Dias! Plus, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST has received THREE starred reviews:
“With great candor about her complex personal life, Khan-Cullors has created a memoir as compelling as a page-turning novel.” — Booklist, starred review
“Steeped in humanity and powerful prose… This is an eye-opening and eloquent coming-of-age story from one of the leaders in the new generation of social activists.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Khan-Cullor’s prose is dynamic; a rhythmic call to action that deftly illustrates the impact of living in a place that systematically demeans black personhood through neglect and aggressively racist state policy. This searing, timely look into a contemporary movement from one of its crucial leading voices belongs in all collections.” — Library Journal, starred review
“With assistance from bandele, Khan-Cullors synthesizes memoir and polemic… an important account of coming of age within today’s explosive racial dynamic.” — Kirkus Reviews