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X: A Novel - Kekla Magoon, Ilyasah Shabazz
X: A Novel
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Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.I am Malcolm. I am my father’s son. But to be my father’s son means that they will always come for me. They will always come for me, and I will... show more
Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.I am Malcolm. I am my father’s son. But to be my father’s son means that they will always come for me. They will always come for me, and I will always succumb.Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's nothing but a pack of lies—after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer.But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory when what starts as some small-time hustling quickly spins out of control. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion—and that he can't run forever.X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763669676 (0763669679)
ASIN: 763669679
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Category:
Young Adult
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 73/100: X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
I feel as if this book's greatest strength is also its greatest weakness.I love that this book presents teens with the early life of Malcolm X, a time he spent much the same as other Black youth of his generation, becoming a fixture of the jazz and blues music culture of both Boston and Harlem in th...
Kim Reads Books About Things
Kim Reads Books About Things rated it
5.0 X: A Novel
One of the few YA titles from this year that I think everyone should read. A gut punch of a story, whether you know anything about the subject or not.
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