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X: A Novel | Kekla Magoon, Ilyasah Shabazz
Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/TeensA 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookCowritten by Malcolm Xs daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world. Malcolm Littles parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, thats a pack of liesafter all, his fathers been murdered, his mothers been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. Theres 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 Malcolms efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom hes found is only an illusionand that he cant 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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Really very good. Highly recommended fictionalization of Maclcolm Little, before the X.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Excellent fictionalization of the earlier life of Malcom X, the life before X. Even though it was a fictionalization it held strong to truths. Written by one of Malcom‘s daughters along with Kekla Magoon who is an award winning author. Well written, incredibly engaging, easy read. It is a YA novel. Highly recommend, well worth the read.
I loved this paragraph in the author‘s note from Ms Shabazz.

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OrangeMooseReads
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No walk and no yoga today I just can‘t. But that‘s ok because I‘m listening to my body and my body is saying take a seat, read a book, and drink some coffee.
I‘ve been bending my body in ways it isn‘t use to and it needs a minute. I tried this morning to at least do some yoga but I couldn‘t. I‘ll get back to it tomorrow.
Today I‘m going to read and continue to get use to my new glasses.
Also liking this book 👍🏼

Meaw_catlady I‘m resting today as well. I‘ve been running back and forth for days and I can feel anger coming up. I am also gonna relax with a good book and some coffee! Sending positive energies 💕 6mo
OrangeMooseReads @Meaw_catlady positive vibes and energies to you as well. Listening to your body is always the best. May your coffee be delicious and your book engaging 😊❤️ 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Great decision, enjoy your day of rest, coffee and reading! 😊📚 (edited) 6mo
readordierachel Self-care is important 💚 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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I want to stay in bed alternating between sleeping and reading and giving this sweet girl lovins. I‘m just not feelin today.

Kshakal That was me yesterday... 😻 6mo
BookishBelle Me too!! Sweet kitty! 6mo
ladym30 Such a sweet face! 6mo
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OrangeMooseReads
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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I gave Man Cub the choice between this or ‘Good Omens‘ for my next read. He picked this.

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Andrew65
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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Malcolm X #AngelOfHarlem
Really enjoyed this fictionalised telling of Malcolm‘s early life, which is based on known facts and is also written by his daughter. Quite an interesting early life! Do thoroughly recommend it.
#WinterWonderland

TrishB Stacked - sounds good 👍🏻 12mo
Andrew65 @TrishB I did it in audio, read by his daughter, and really enjoyed it. Just a shame it only covered his early life. 12mo
Moray_Reads Bought this today. Looking forward to it 12mo
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Andrew65 @Moray_Reads Hope you enjoy it! 👍 12mo
Cinfhen I read this one! It was well done 12mo
Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻♥️ 12mo
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SassyPants617
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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Only a few more letters to complete my #LitsyAtoZ challenge! 🤓

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GondorGirl
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I'm done! I've completed my #LitsyAtoZ challenge!

I read books whose titles started with every letter of the alphabet. Most of the year I just read whatever I wanted, regardless on letter. The only letter I had to actually search out was X (the tagged book, which I just finished today). I'm totally going to try the challenge again next year with some extra challenge.

@BookishMarginalia

AmyG Congrats!🎉 13mo
BookishMarginalia Check my feed — you just won the $25 Amazon gift card! Congrats! (edited) 11mo
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GondorGirl
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Is audio tiling a thing? We pulled out two cracked tiles in the bathroom, only to find out that the style had been discontinued. Rather then redoing the entire floor I decided to fill them in with the accent tile from the shower.

Also, this is the last book I need for my #LitsyAtoZ challenge!

Reviewsbylola Smart! It looks really nice! 13mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I think it looks interesting and unique. 13mo
Cortg Good job! We did the same thing in the kids bath last year. 13mo
Oryx Clever! It works really well 13mo
CouronneDhiver Nicely done! 13mo
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Andrew65
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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Work took over this week so read less than half the previous week‘s total.

Week 45/52 2018 - #BookStats
5 Books Finished, 1492 Pages Read

#LitsyAtoZ 1 (26/26) - Finished this challenge! 🍾🥂😍
#MountTBRChallenge 4 (43/52)
#YearoftheChunkster 0 (25/26)
#SeriesUptoDate 0 (18/20)
#SeriesFinished 0 (6/20)
#ListyPassport 0 (2/12)

Finished 1 challenge 👏

Pamwurtzler Yay! 13mo
RealBooks4ever Still an astounding accomplishment! 🎉 13mo
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Andrew65
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Why didn‘t I know about this book before, I have to say I just loved & devoured this book in double quick time. Malcolm X‘s early life, that this book covers, is a train crash waiting to happen, due to the extreme inherent racism present at this time. This made it difficult reading, but very necessary reading So glad to have read it. This is a fictionalised account based on facts & written by his daughter. Now for the autobiography..

Andrew65 With this book I also finished my #LitsyAtoZ Audiobook challenge! 🍾🥂😳 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Malcolm X by Alex Haley is really 👍🏼👍🏼 13mo
Andrew65 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thanks for this, I will check it out. 😍 (edited) 13mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Andrew65 👍🏼Anytime! 😊 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read this one last year and I have the biography sitting on my to read like now too! 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And congratulations on completing your challenge 🎉 13mo
Andrew65 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks 😊 And with almost two months still to go. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh, and hold off until at least January to read the autobiography, then the X will count as your X for author‘s last name in 2019 13mo
Andrew65 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa A great plan! This year I did titles, so next year was planning to do authors. 13mo
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Andrew65
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Started this book as the last book on my audiobook #LitsyAtoZ. This was chosen following an appeal to Littens for titles that begin with X. Thanks to @Amandajoy and @Caterina for suggesting this book.I am loving this book, although some of it isn‘t easy listening! This is a fictional account, based on facts, that tell us about the early life of Malcolm X. It‘s fascinating! Also written and narrated by by his third daughter.

Daisey I read this for the letter X last year and really appreciated it. 13mo
Andrew65 @Daisey I‘m surprised how much I‘m enjoying it. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! I needed an “x” book!!! 11mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Litsy came to my rescue on x last year. Audiobook was good read by his daughter. 11mo
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KGlibrarian
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I was intrigued and moved by this incredible YA book about the childhood years of Malcolm X before he became the iconic Civil Rights leader. Written by his daughter, who was only three when her father was assassinated, it is a fictional account of his early life, informed by the vast materials and knowledge she has access to.

heikemarie I recommend this one to kids all the time! It‘s a great reminder that before they are famous names in texts books, they are people that come from somewhere 2y
KGlibrarian @inwhichHeikereadsharder Yes exactly! And adults also don‘t always see the whole picture—there were so many things I learned about his background that I hadn‘t known before. 2y
Suet624 Definitely stacking. 2y
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quirkyreader
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This is the review I posted on gr: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2280571002.

batsy Great cover. 2y
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quirkyreader
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I got this from the library today. Malcolm once lived in a house across the street from where I went to elementary school.

Bookzombie This was really good. 2y
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Lucas.Rencher
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@brilliantglow I got my package today! Thank you so much for hosting your generous giveaway. 😊📚 I can't wait to read this!

brilliantglow Wonderful! I'm so glad it made it to you! I hope you enjoy it😃 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher I'm borrowing this one from you when you're done with it! 🤓❤ 2y
EchoLogical I really liked this one! 2y
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Wbabdullah
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I started reading X...and while I can handle Dystopian lit just fine, reading bout reality and the sh*tty stuff that happens is proving to be a trial. Had to put it down for a while. What Malcolm had to go through as a child with the Great Depression, racism and segregation, bigotry, and WW2 crap going on eats at me. But what doesn‘t kill us makes us stronger right? I‘m gonna need a lot of happy-go-lucky fiction to balance out my heavy TBR of ‘18.

Wbabdullah Sorry for the language. I actually don‘t have a potty mouth...outside my brain...on the majority of days. But the real world is more of a dystopia than the fictional world 😭😞😔😡🤬 #dystopianblues 2y
Wbabdullah I‘ll also be reading Malcolm X‘s autobiography, MLK‘s literature, and Gandhi‘s autobiography this year, along with Nic Stone‘s Dear Martin and other #socialjustice reads by Jason Reynolds. I want to be educated but I‘m starting to feel mildly sadistic. I have triggers, but I NEED to KNOW some things. 2y
DivineDiana Your reading goals have inspired me! 2y
Wbabdullah Thanks @DivineDiana - 😍 looks like I‘m in for an emotional year! 2y
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Bookzombie
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Definitely one to recommend. This a fictional account, based on real people and events, of Malcolm Little‘s formative years, “before the X. “ It‘s not a light read. Malcolm‘s choices as he tried to run from everything his parents taught him are frustrating and broke my heart. The pervasive racism of the time period (sadly and horribly still so relevant today) is glaring. The authors pull no punches. I couldn‘t help but think about ⬇️

Bookzombie Blood At The Root while I read this book, which I also recommend.

This is my “X” and final book for #LitsyAtoZ. @BookishMarginalia
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CAnne Excellent review. Truth is often painful. Often what we think we know isn't even close to the reality of what really happened. 2y
Bookzombie @CAnne Thank you! 2y
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brilliantglow
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The second winner from my 10k #giveaway is @Lucas.Rencher Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉 You've won my copy of X: A Novel by Illyasah Shabazz 👏👏👏

Lucas.Rencher Sweet! I've never won a giveaway before, this is awesome thank you so much!!! 😆😆😆 2y
brilliantglow @Lucas.Rencher yay! Now you have!! Please email me your mailing address to caitlincorrigan88 at gmail dot com 😃😃 2y
Lucas.Rencher @brilliantglow Email sent! Thanks again 😆🎉 2y
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Bookzombie
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First, it‘s not the books, it‘s me. I just need/want to read these 2 books to complete the 2017 #LitsyAtoZ and #LitsyReadingChallenge, but I haven‘t felt like even picking up a physical book for well over a week. Instead, I started making list for next year while binge watching Friends. I really want to complete the two challenges, but I‘m still #unmotivated . 😕

slategreyskies I‘m unmotivated too!! And I too am so close to finishing one of my challenges! 2y
bedandabook I‘ve heard Purple Hibiscus is really good. Hope your slump passes quickly! 2y
ephemeralwaltz I'm kinda where you are! Reading a few books at a time helps me get through my slumps. I will not be completing any of my challenges this year - but sometimes that's okay :) 2y
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ChasingOm I‘m feeling that way about a book club book that I need to finish... 😭 2y
MarriedtoMrT Same. I only have #F and about three different reading options for it and I just can‘t make myself read one of them! 2y
Betty I decided yesterday to make my Litsy A-to-Z 2017-2018. I'm such a slow reader, need two years at least 2y
Alytrue Binge-watching Friends - I feel ya! 2y
Bookzombie @slategreyskies I hope you feel motivated soon. I‘m trying to convince myself it‘s okay not to finish but I‘m so dang close! 🙂 2y
Bookzombie @bedandabook Thank you so much! 2y
Bookzombie @ephemeralwaltz Yes, I‘m trying to convince myself it‘s okay but I‘m so dang close. I‘m also off of work and have the time to get them in 🙂 2y
Bookzombie @ChasingOm I understand. I haven‘t really participated in book club much though. Maybe for that very reason. 🙂 (edited) 2y
Bookzombie @MarriedtoMrT Yes! That‘s exactly where I am. I hope you get to it but it‘s also okay if you don‘t. 🙂 2y
Bookzombie @Betty That‘s a really good idea. I‘m sure you will be successful! 🙂 2y
Bookzombie @Alytrue It‘s just so fun, like hanging out with old friends (no pun intended). 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A historical fiction of the early adolescent life of Malcom X, when he made a lot of questionable decisions and buried a lot of grief in unproductive ways, that in all likelihood served to help transform him into the man he would later become. This story may be fiction, but it is written by his daughter, with all the conversations, history, and family letters to supply the structural facts and timeline of the story. She also does a great job at...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ... the end discussing which figures in the narrative are real, composites, or otherwise. It‘s an easy read of a young man, disillusioned with the world by a very young age, and all his attempts to start fresh and bury that grief. 2y
Sweettartlaura I read his autobiography this year, & loved it. I‘ll have to pick this up 😊 2y
BellaBookNook Sounds good! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Sweettartlaura That one‘s on my list to read too, I‘m fact I have it waiting on my shelf and I meant to get to it this year, but when this one popped up on a kindle sale, I grabbed it and then decided to read it first. I think it‘s going to be a good led into the Autobiography. 2y
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Lucas.Rencher
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Thank you for doing a #giveaway @brilliantglow ! I've wanted to read X for a long time, so I'd love the chance to win that one! 😊

#BrilliantGlows10kGiveaway

brilliantglow Thanks for Entering! 2y
Rachel.Rencher Ooh you have to share this one if you win! 😍 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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The daily horrors of just taking a bus ride. 😢. This book is such an easy read, but pulls no punches where it counts.

minkyb Powerful 2y
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Tav Is the whole book set on a bus? 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Tav No. In the beginning there is a bus ride from MI to MA, he is sent off to live with his half-sister, and during that section you get some things on the bus trip interspersed with flashbacks showing what happened in his past that lead to this huge move. I‘m at 19% now, so it‘s less than that.... it just happened to be the section I read tonight and posted about. 2y
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hes7
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I only started these two last night, but from what I understand so far, they both could be #Dangerous in a good way.

#CurrentRead #ReindeerReads #JingleShelves #LitsyAtoZ #ThePowerBuddyRead

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really want to read 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I found X so interesting! I learned a lot! 2y
Daisey I just finished X last week and found it really interesting. 2y
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Rachellynnwright Cute shoes :) 2y
AceOnRoam I have started The Power and following along on #thepowerbuddyread I really like it so far! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m reading The Power and just started X too! 2y
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Daisey
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I finished X: A Novel last night and also my #LitsyAtoZ #challenge! 🎉 Although I originally signed up for the mixed list, I ended up using titles for all of them. There are some great books on this list, and I'm excited to be done just before December. This is the second challenge I've finished this year, and I'm honestly not sure if I'll get any others done in the next month.

#ReadingChallenge2017

Wbabdullah 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👍🏽 2y
merelybookish Congrats!!🎉🎉 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏👍😎 2y
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Suet624 Great work!!! 2y
mjdowens 👏👏👍👍 2y
Daisey @mjdowens Thanks! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just started this one tonight, it‘s the last one I need too, an X! 👍 2y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I knew very little about Malcolm X and found it really interesting, although I constantly wanted to shake him for bad decisions. Hope you enjoy it! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey my original choice for X was The Autobiography of Malcolm X, but I haven‘t gotten to it yet and it‘s a bit more serious than I‘m in the mood for, so this one written a bit more as a story was a good fit for my mood, and hopefully it will lead me to want to read the Autobiography soon. 2y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think there‘s a very good chance it will make you want to go on to read the autobiography with the way it ends. 2y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think there‘s a very good chance it will make you want to go on to read the autobiography with the way it ends. 2y
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ness
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Picked up X on sale. I think it‘s still on sale, if you want to nab it!

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dariazeoli
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I am never going to be able to finish all the books I have checked out/challenged/book grouped/planned to review this month! #bookishproblems

5 (6?) more weeks till vacation!

PurpleyPumpkin I'm in the same boat as you. But I'm not giving up yet! We can do it!!👊🏽 2y
heikemarie This one‘s a fast read though! 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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An enjoyable novelization of the early life of Malcolm X written by his daughter. I learned a lot from this book and found its depictions of racism in the 1930s and 40s to be particularly affecting. There's also a good section at the end summarizing his later life and the realities of life for blacks during the time he was alive.

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Read66
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A fascinating ya novel about the teen years of the man who would become Malcolm X - co-written by Malcolm X's daughter. Really enjoyed learning about his youth and the road that led him to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement. Highly recommended.

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AmandaFields
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X is the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read. This book is about Malcolm X's childhood in Lansing and Mason (which was fun since I live near Lansing) and follows him through his teens/twenties in Boston and New York. This is excellent historical fiction and gives a different perspective on life in the Great Depression and WWII. The story is written by Malcolm X's daughter, and she does an excellent job of bringing his character to life. #greatmichiganread

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EchoLogical
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This book was a great fictionalized account of Malcolm X's early years. I can't imagine the thought and consideration Ilyasah Shabazz put into creating this novel... Pouring over her father's troubled childhood, his journey into the underground of Boston and Harlem, and giving a voice to his grief, pain and frustration, resentment, and eventual hope... I'm emotional just thinking about it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

EchoLogical @MallenNC I finished this a few days ago and loved it! 2y
MallenNC @EchoLogical That's good to know! I'll move it up on my list! 2y
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Malcolm has just been assaulted for being in public with a white woman and bitterly reflects on her suggestion that #ice would make everything better. Nothing particularly catchy about this quote alone but the sarcasm and bitterness of the whole passage were conveyed perfectly by people with third and fourth hand knowledge of the situation (Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm's daughter, and Kekla Magoon).

#SizzlinSummerBooks @Tiffy_Reads

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EchoLogical
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Now reading... #LitsyAtoZ #LetterX

MallenNC I have that one on my Kindle and need to read it. 2y
EchoLogical @MallenNC Sounds like a #buddyread to me! Lol. I'm only a few pages in but I have a feeling that I'm gonna knock this one out in a day or two. 2y
MallenNC @EchoLogical Let me know how it goes! Maybe I'll read it this weekend too. Along with the half dozen library books waiting for me. (edited) 2y
EchoLogical @MallenNC I know exactly what you mean. I've narrowed my current checkouts down from 5 to 2 and I'm so proud of myself. 😂😂😂 2y
MallenNC @EchoLogical I had five out, finished one, and came home from returning it with two more. 2y
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TirzahPrice
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I do not mess around when I visit Schuler Books.

AllenTStClair Not all heroes wear capes. 3y
Aswenson 😲😲😲💖💖💖 3y
BrainyHeroine That is beautiful 3y
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Reviewsbylola Oh hell no you don't!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
BethFishReads 👏💫👏💫👏 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Wow!!!💕👍🏻😍 3y
SusanInTiburon 👁👁 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Look at you! A person-sized stack of books! 3y
kspenmoll Amazingly wonderful! Love the photo! 3y
LeahBergen Yay!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
moranadatter Wow! Great stack. I see a few of my favorites in there. 3y
TrishB Wow 🎉😀 3y
BestOfFates That is amazing! 3y
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Mdonald
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This story depicts the journey Malcolm Little takes to become Malcolm X. #LitsyAtoZ #X

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WanderingBookaneer
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Notafraidofwords I read this one years ago and liked it. 3y
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Mdonald
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I love this dedication.

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stacybmartin
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This book was so good - and also my #LetterX for #LitsyAtoZ. It's a fictional account of Malcolm Little's life before he became Malcolm X but according to his daughter, it adheres pretty closely to his real life. I'm thinking I need a lighthearted book after all these tragic stories of lost potential due to racial inequality.

Daisey I'm considering this for my X book as well, glad to hear more positive reviews. 3y
Vexingcircumstance I'm trying to do All authors last names. X is going to be a hard one lol. 3y
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tysephine
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A really interesting novelization of the early life of Malcolm X, up until he converts to Islam. I love that his daughter has written this, which I was skeptical about going in. I read his autobiography in college, and it jives well with what I remember from that.

It also goes toward the #letterX for #litsyAtoZ :)

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tysephine
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I was making such good progress and then this happened.

Robothugs Soooo pretty!!!! Love the eyes!! 😻 3y
Bookworm54 Look at that face!!! ❤ 3y
zombie_kitty1987 😺😺😺😺 3y
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LindsayReads
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I would like to use this opportunity to plug my sister's best friend from childhood who now designs stellar book covers for Candlewick. http://mattroeser.com/
#favoritecover #riotgrams
@bookriot

Theresa That is definitely a stellar cover!! 3y
LindsayReads @Theresa He is so good at it! 3y
Theresa I looked at his website & thought I had found a favorite. (Hour of the Bees - I love the simplicity!) But then I continued scrolling, and, WOW! There are so many great ones that I can't pick just 1 favorite. 3y
LindsayReads @Theresa That's the truth! He started off just redesigning the covers of his favorite books for fun and eventually got snatched up. 3y
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tysephine
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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Lazy reading Sunday with lazy sleeping Harley. He's only this happy because he wasn't the one who got a bath earlier (not pictured: wet cat sulking on the windowsill).

BookishMarginalia Awwwwww! 3y
SheReads3 Love your pj pants! 3y
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EmilyM
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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3.5 stars--A good fictionalized account of Malcolm X before he converted in prison to Islam. Written by his daughter who was three when he was killed, this book was very lyrical in places with its language--mimicking the sounds of Malcolm's Harlem and The Roxbury. As an adult reader, I thought some parts were a little repetitive but a good read for young high school students and mature late middle school students.

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Well-ReadNeck
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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#LitsyAtoZ

X? Check✔️

Enjoyed this fictionalization of Malcom X's early years before becoming the spokesperson for the Nation of Islam.

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HippieChickHomeschool
X: A Novel | Kekla Magoon, Ilyasah Shabazz
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This is probably the longest book we've done as a read aloud, but I'm so glad we did. I really loved learning about Malcolm's life before the 'X' came in.

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bookdrunkard78
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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I've seen a couple people post about the #bookishhoroscope I'm looking at you @Heideschrampf and @Eyelit ! I thought mine was pretty good.... 'Open the book next to you to page 117 and that will be your prediction for 2017.'

Eyelit Apt 😁 3y
Heideschrampf Sounds promising! 3y
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