X: A Novel

X: A Novel

  • Publish Date: 2015-01-06
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Ilyasah Shabazz Kekla Magoon
Candlewick Press MA
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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

Cowritten by Malcolm Xs daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.

Malcolm Littles parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, thats a pack of liesafter all, his fathers been murdered, his mothers been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. Theres 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 Malcolms efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom hes found is only an illusionand that he cant 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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