The instant New York Times bestseller, When They Call You a Terrorist is now adapted for the YA audience with photos and journal entries. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (Young Adult Edition):
A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele
Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press, September 2020 (voir catalogue)
A movement that started with a hashtag—#BlackLivesMatter—on Twitter spread across the nation and then across the world. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. Now, the New York Times bestseller is adapted for the YA audience with new material and reader questions plus photos, journal notes, lyrics, doodles, and more!
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and an NAACP History Maker.
asha bandele is the award-winning author of The Prisoner’s Wife and several other works. Honored for her work in journalism and activism, asha is a mother, a former senior editor at Essence and a senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance.