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The Resource When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele ; with a foreword by Angela Davis, (sound recording audiobook CD)

When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele ; with a foreword by Angela Davis, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir
Title
When they call you a terrorist
Title remainder
a Black Lives Matter memoir
Statement of responsibility
Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele ; with a foreword by Angela Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic audiobook memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors's story asks listeners to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love
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Award
Library Journal Best Audio: Nonfiction, 2018.
Review
  • Narrating her own work, Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares the salient moments of her life that led her to become a founder of Black Lives Matter and explains why a movement born of equality and equity is so needed and so hated in today's world. She explores the helplessness she has felt in the face of her brother's mental health problems, the community and mentors that strengthen her, and the young lives too often extinguished. As narrator, she does reasonably well. Her voice fluctuates between a strong and weak delivery, with a flat element in some passages that sounds empty even if her words indicate otherwise. However, the pain, frustration, and joy in other passages emblazon each word she utters. L.E. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
  • 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 describes how her early experiences growing up in public housing in Los Angeles led to her political activism. She reads in a conversational manner that in no way belies the emotional weight of the hardships her family endured. The most memorable portions of the narrative are about her mentally ill older brother Monte, who was in and out of prison for years. Kahn-Cullors provides a more wistful tone in describing her immediate and extended families and their devotion to work and self-improvement in the midst of worsening economic and social conditions. In the second half of the book, the narrative addresses the motivations for and tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kahn-Cullors’s pacing here is choppy and harder to follow. Still, the audiobook is well worth it for the first half in which listeners are privy to hearing Kahn-Cullors’s personal experiences as a black person in America read in her own voice. A St. Martin’s hardcover. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 04/23/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 17, p)
  • 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 movement with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013. The memoir isn't a manifesto for the movement but instead a heartfelt narrative about Khan-Cullors's experiences with police, prisons, poverty, and the lack of community resources that marginalize black (and brown) people. The memoir brings to life the terror black people face, but it also highlights the spirit of today's civil rights leaders. Black Lives Matter may have been born at a time of anger, but it's a movement rooted in love. That's the undercurrent flowing through Khan-Cullors's stories: her mother working day and night to provide for her family, her father showing that her black life mattered, her friends supporting her through life's challenges, her father's unexpected death, and her brother's struggles with his mental illness. Khan-Cullors narrates, the sincerity in her voice drawing listeners in so they see through her eyes and hear through her own words what it's like to grow up black and poor in America. Listeners gain an intimate understanding of who she is and what inspired her role in the movement. VERDICT A relevant memoir in today's times; recommended for all library collections. ["Khan-Cullors's prose is dynamic; a rhythmic call to action that deftly illustrates the impact of living in a place that systematically demeans black personhood through neglect and aggressively racist state policy…. [A] searing, timely look into a contemporary movement from one of its crucial leading voices": LJ 12/17 starred review of the St. Martin's hc.]—Gladys Alcedo, Wallingford, CTA highly recommended dystopian novel; "emotionally draining" connected tales --Gladys Alcedo (Reviewed 03/15/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 5, p65)
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10619437
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1984-
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Khan-Cullors, Patrisse
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • [B]
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LC call number
E185.97.K43
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
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Read by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
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1944-
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  • Bandele, Asha
  • Davis, Angela Y.
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  • Khan-Cullors, Patrisse
  • African American women political activists
  • African American women
  • Black lives matter movement
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a Black Lives Matter memoir
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When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele ; with a foreword by Angela Davis, (sound recording audiobook CD)
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  • Compact disc
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unknown
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781427294722
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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CD audio, digital
Publisher number
11888414
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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Label
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele ; with a foreword by Angela Davis, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427294722
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
11888414
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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