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User Review  - Nancyjcbs - LibraryThing

This was such an incredible, important book. Patrisse Cullors is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. This memoir explains how her life's experiences led to this role. She grew ... Read full review

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User Review  - ASKelmore - LibraryThing

Best for: Those who enjoy deeply personal memoirs. In a nutshell: Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares the story of her life so far, including her work as an activist, artist, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - streamsong - LibraryThing

The author is one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. She vividly recounts her childhood, where black teenagers and men in her neighborhood were routinely questioned and harassed by ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

This is a memoir and is written pretty much chronologically, but does skip around quite a bit. The title says "A Black Lives Matter Memoir," but the story doesn't cover a lot about that movement. What ... Read full review

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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

There's a lot of misinformation floating around about the Black Lives Matter movement, some of it clearly intended to discredit their push to hold law enforcement accountable and to draw attention to ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessibud2 - LibraryThing

This was a tough read. Cullors is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matters movement. She describes in stark and graphic detail how she came to that point, what happened to her brother, as she ... Read full review

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Black Lives Matter cofounder Kahn-Cullors brings an earnest and heartfelt tone, if not always a consistent delivery style, to the audio production of her memoir. Over the course of the book she ... Read full review

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

User Review  - Book Verdict

As the Black Lives Matter movement marks its five-year anniversary, community organizer Khan-Cullors and Bandele (The Prisoner's Wife) tell the story of how it all began. Khan-Cullors cofounded the ... Read full review

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As one of the founding organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors describes personal encounters with law enforcement and the criminal justice system that have precipitated her resolve to broadcast the message that Black Lives Matter. Exploring the intersection of gender, race, age, able-bodiedness, economics, housing, association and politics, the work co-authored by Asha Bandele (a journalist and poet) provides critical insights into how media messaging is used to frame public discourse. The entire work paints a canvas of incredulity about injustice but the chapters titled “Twelve” and “Bloodlines” go straight to the heart of the matter: what we are called and who we are are impossibly intertwined when self-concepts remain uncertain. This is a book about being liberated from labels that maintain hegemony. NECESSARY reading for any racial literacy initiatives, this book offers many of the same warning made by revolutionary writers & thinkers of the 1950s and 1960s. The volume is a reclamation of sorts and deserves to be read, reread, listened to and digested in conversations large or small. Highly recommended. 

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User Review  - LinzFG - LibraryThing

So so good. Read full review


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