"When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" was written by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. Khan-Cullors is the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Her bestselling memoir tells the story of her life and development as an artist and activist. It's a moving account of survival and a powerful call to action to confront racism and social injustice.
The book's title acknowledges that the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists and a threat to America. This poetic memoir instead shows them to be motivated by love, as it describes the experiences that led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful.
"This book is a must-read for all of us."
-Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of "The New Jim Crow"
"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."
"This is a story of perseverance from a woman who found her voice in a world that often tried to shut her out..It's a call to action for readers to change a culture that allows for violence against people of color."
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