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X : a novel / Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon.

Shabazz, Ilyasah, (author.). Magoon, Kekla, (author.). Candlewick Press, (publisher.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tamaqua Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pottsville District Libraries. (Show)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Tamaqua Public Library YA SHA (Text) 30TPL001875382 Young Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763669676
  • ISBN: 0763669679
  • ISBN: 9780763690922
  • ISBN: 0763690929
  • Physical Description: 348 pages : illustration, portrait ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
HL580L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 4.0 11 11 170999
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award Honor, Author, 2016.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016.
Subject: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 > Childhood and youth > Fiction.
Black Muslims > Biography > Fiction.
African American Muslims > Biography > Fiction.
African Americans > Social conditions > To 1964 > Fiction.
Juvenile delinquents > Biography > Fiction.
Conversion > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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