Calling My Name

Calling My Name

Synopsis

Calling My Name, by debut author Liara Tamani, 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 it 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 deftly captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter.

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Chapters

  • 001 Calling My Name
    Duration: 27s
  • 002 A Movement
    Duration: 12min
  • 003 Kickball on Christmas Eve
    Duration: 09min
  • 004 Breathing Room
    Duration: 02min
  • 005 Hungry Sunday
    Duration: 15min
  • 006 The Sweetest Thing
    Duration: 15min
  • 007 Freestyle
    Duration: 16min
  • 008 Solo
    Duration: 15min
  • 009 In the Middle
    Duration: 18min
  • 010 Turquoise Sky
    Duration: 06min
  • 011 Black-Infested
    Duration: 02min
  • 012 Gold Hoops
    Duration: 05min
  • 013 A Dirty Secret
    Duration: 08min
  • 014 Deep Dimples
    Duration: 06min
  • 015 Chocolate Mourning
    Duration: 04min
  • 016 About Time
    Duration: 04min
  • 017 Waves
    Duration: 10min
  • 018 God Don't Like Ugly
    Duration: 07min
  • 019 On Your Marks
    Duration: 09min
  • 020 The Good news
    Duration: 07min
  • 021 Mr Franklin
    Duration: 13min
  • 022 Lost It
    Duration: 08min
  • 023 A Dirty Job
    Duration: 04min
  • 024 Shiny Hard Bottoms
    Duration: 02min
  • 025 Letters
    Duration: 04min
  • 026 Exalted Beginnings
    Duration: 03min
  • 027 Walls Can Wait
    Duration: 01min
  • 028 Immunity Boost
    Duration: 04min
  • 029 Cups of Tea
    Duration: 03min
  • 030 That Girl
    Duration: 04min
  • 031 The Hard Truth
    Duration: 06min
  • 032 Good Guides
    Duration: 17min
  • 033 Pickles and Punch
    Duration: 04min
  • 034 Nothing to Be Afraid Of
    Duration: 06min
  • 035 A Beating
    Duration: 07min
  • 036 S for
    Duration: 04min
  • 037 A Deep Conversation
    Duration: 04min
  • 038 Change Due
    Duration: 01min
  • 039 Ghost Stains
    Duration: 09min
  • 040 Sharp
    Duration: 09min
  • 041 Off My Chest
    Duration: 05min
  • 042 I Can't
    Duration: 03min
  • 043 Delivery
    Duration: 01min
  • 044 Trying to Tell You Something
    Duration: 06min
  • 045 Revelations
    Duration: 03min
  • 046 The Price of Admission
    Duration: 04min
  • 047 Almost Everything
    Duration: 08min
  • 048 Life After Death
    Duration: 01min
  • 049 The Deep Blue
    Duration: 10min
  • 050 So Much Promise
    Duration: 09min
  • 051 Double Date
    Duration: 03min
  • 052 Sweet-Bitter Rounds
    Duration: 10min
  • 053 Forget That
    Duration: 14min
  • 054 Calling My Name
    Duration: 08min
  • 055 Credits
    Duration: 54s

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