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When they call you a terrorist A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Also: New York Times Editor's Pick, O, Oprah's Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick Up Now," 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.""This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us." - Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim CrowA poetic and powerful memoirabout what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of amovement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.Raise by a single motherin an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, Patrisse's outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn ablind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin. Championing human rightsin the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed herpersonal pain into political power, giving voice to a people sufferingin equality and a movement fueled by her strength and love to tell the country—and the world—that Black Lives Matter. When They Call You a Terrorist is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele's reflection onhumanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience anda call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.

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