July 24, 2017

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X: A Novel

Ilyasah & Kekla Magoon Shabazz. Candlewick.

Gr 8 Up–Malcolm X’s daughter collaborates with acclaimed young adult author Magoon to craft this historical novel about the civil rights leader’s formative years. From Malcolm Little’s impoverished childhood in Michigan to his downward spiral into a life of excess and crime in New York City, the work chronicles how a troubled young man found his true self and changed the world.

Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon on their YA Novel About Teenage Malcolm X

Pictures of the Week: Shabazz and Magoon Launch X: A Novel at the 92Y in New York City

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