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X : a novel / Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon.

By: Shabazz, Ilyasah [author.].
Contributor(s): Magoon, Kekla [author.] | Candlewick Press [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015Copyright date: �2015Edition: First edition.Description: 348 pages : illustration, portrait ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763669676; 0763669679; 9780763690922; 0763690929.Subject(s): X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction | X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction | Black Muslims -- Biography -- Juvenile fiction | African American Muslims -- Biography -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Juvenile fiction | Juvenile delinquents -- Biography -- Juvenile fiction | Conversion -- Juvenile fiction | Juvenile delinquents -- Biography -- Fiction | African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Fiction | Racism -- Fiction | African Americans -- FictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2015. | Young adult fiction. | Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Coretta Scott King Award (Author): Honor book -- 2016. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] Online resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information Awards: Coretta Scott King Award Honor, Author, 2016. | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016.Summary: Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's 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. 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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Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's 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. 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.

Coretta Scott King Award Honor, Author, 2016.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016.

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