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This striking debut is the coming-of-age story of Taja Brown, an African-American girl growing up in a devout family in Houston, Texas. In 54 short, episodic, iridescent chapters, Taja narrates her teenage years as she struggles to figure out life, love, and her own brand of spirituality.
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Calling My Name tells the coming-of-age story of an African American girl named Taja Brown growing up in a devout family in Houston, Texas. In fifty-three iridescent short chapters, Taja narrates her teenage years--from middle school to high school graduation--as she struggles to figure out life, love, and her own brand of spirituality. Taja's deeply felt voice, coupled with Liara Tamani's elegant and literary style, delivers a generous and thematically rich emotional wallop.