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Author: Ilyasah Shabazz; Kekla Magoon; Candlewick Press,
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Coretta Scott King Award (Author): Honor book
Curriculum resource
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Biography Juvenile fiction
Biography Fiction
Named Person: Malcolm X; Malcolm X; Malcolm X; Malcolm X
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilyasah Shabazz; Kekla Magoon; Candlewick Press,
ISBN: 9780763669676 0763669679 9780763690922 0763690929
OCLC Number: 879915367
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award Honor, Author, 2016.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016.
Description: 348 pages : illustration, portrait ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon.
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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.

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