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Calling My Name

Liara Tamani

Tamani’s debut is an unforgettable story that explores the coming-of-age of Taja Brown, a young African American girl as she searches for spirituality, love, and a sense of self during middle school and high school. Brought up in a strict, religious household, Taja struggles to maintain her relationship with God as she navigates rules about school, church and dating. When she falls in love for the first time, Taja's inner conflict is further strained, and she's faced with the biggest challenge of her life. As she battles family expectations, Taja discovers a more meaningful spiritual life and finds the courage to step out of her older brother's shadow, go to college, and become the person she's always wanted to be.