September 21, 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

Day of Dialog | Brooklyn
Coinciding with Brooklyn Book Festival, this special-engagement event on September 15 will feature both Festival and metropolitan-area authors with panels modeled on Library Journal and School Library Journal’s long-running and annually sold-out Day of Dialog events. Get the inside scoop on the hottest new books—plus book giveaways and author signings!