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"Strikingly beautiful… Patrisse Cullors' story is a moral example to the nation." –– Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times

“This book is a must-read for all of us.” ― Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

"This is a story of perseverance from a woman who found her voice in a world that often tried to shut her out. When They Call You a Terrorist is more than just a reflection on the American criminal justice system. It’s a call to action for readers to change a culture that allows for violence against people of color." –– TIME Magazine, named one of the Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far 

“This powerful book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors reminds us American racism is pervasive…the mission of Khan-Cullors and her fellow activists has never been more important – or more urgent.” –– The Guardian

"[A] fierce, intimate memoir." –– O Magazine


Entertainment Weekly’s “13 Books to Read in January”

Cassius’ “Black Books to Add to Your Reading List”

Vogue’s “The Most Anticipated Books of January 2018”

Paste’s “10 of the Best Books of January 2018”

Bitch Magazine’s “Bitch Reads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in January”

ELLE’s “19 of the Best Books to Read This Winter”  

What is a memoir?

A memoir is a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources.