I was recently lucky enough to receive an ARC of the amazing book X: A Novel that comes out on January 6, 2015. I was so moved by this book that I have been telling every teacher I know that they need to read it. It is a book that spoke to my heart and soul. Read my review here. Not only was I lucky enough to receive a copy for myself, but Candlewick also provided me with an extra copy to give away.
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
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.
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.
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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