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X: A Novel

ISBN-10: 0763690929
ISBN-13: 9780763690922
Author: Shabazz, Ilyasah and Kekla Magoon
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: August 2016

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 384


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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL580L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 11.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

Description
Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Cowritten by Malcolm X's daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world. 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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