X

Buy from Penguin Random House:

X
Written by _Multiple or No Contributors
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763669679
ISBN-13: 9780763669676
Our Price: $16.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:


Indiebound
Indiebound

Find a local retailer:


 

How to buy

read a sample chapter

awards/reviews/quotes

download a teachers guide

all downloads for this title

more titles by Kekla Magoon

more titles by Ilyasah Shabazz

view other editions

listen to the audio book sample 



Bookmark and Share
 
X
A Novel

authors: Kekla Magoon; Ilyasah Shabazz

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.

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.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $22.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763669679 /  9780763669676
on sale date:
01/2015
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
384 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Fiction; People & Places; Historical; Social Issues; Europe; Mexico; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, is an activist, producer, motivational speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X and the picture book Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. She lives in Westchester County, New York.


Kekla Magoon is an award-winning author of many young adult novels, including The Rock and the River, for which she received the 2010 Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Kekla Magoon lives in New York City.
 
browse by:

 
view options
   parent
 teacher/librarian
 bookseller