Thursday, December 18, 2014

ARC giveaway: X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

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
Publisher: Candlewick
Pages: 384
Genre: Historical Fiction
Audience: Young Adult

Goodreads Summary:
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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  1. Any book that you rave this much about is one I want to read :)

  2. If there is one book that I have wanted very much, it is this one. I was psyched to see this giveaway. I am crossing my fingers and toes!

  3. I just heard about this book recently. I'm intrigued by it and trust your recommendations!