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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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A interesting book. 3.5/5 Read for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021

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Everyone needs to read this: adults, kids, elderly, etc. with the BLM events, this is perfect for others to read to understand one of the darker periods of our history. I learned so much about Malcolm X and his life before his revolution. The sequel is set to come out in January so I cannot wait to pick it up!

megnews I‘ve had this on my tbr so long. I need to read it soon!! 2y
Manoshgirl51 @megnews It is amazing, you will LOVE it as much as I do. Here is my wrap-up video where I explain a little but about it https://youtu.be/fzgYoZgBKbU 2y
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Butterfinger
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An excellent fictional account of Malcolm X by his daughter. She writes of his childhood days to his conversion in prison. This book belongs in all libraries and I am now ready to read his autobiography.

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Butterfinger
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Friends tell me trouble's coming.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Manoshgirl51
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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Just put up my new video, which is a vlog about my progress during the #ReadYourSign challenge! This past week was CRAZY in so many ways. Come check it out :)

Also, I have some exciting news! I am a Once Upon A Book Club VIP! I have an unboxing in this video that gives you more info as to what this company is about. Anyone that wants to get a box can use my code MANOSHGIRL10 for a discount :) #bookclubVIP

https://youtu.be/07JA9QIhEzc

Clwojick ♥️♥️ 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Itchyfeetreader This is really interesting thanks for sharing. 2y
ravenlee Thank you for the link - great read. 2y
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Megabooks
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This is my #bookspin for February, and I‘m disappointed, but after a couple of tries, I‘m going to bail. Here‘s why: It‘s a novelization of Malcolm X‘s childhood. Why a novelization? I‘m not sure, but that made it frustrating because I wondered what was fact or fiction.

However, it made me want to read about Malcolm‘s real life, possibly his autobiography, and that‘s definitely a worthwhile endeavor!!

Scochrane26 NF about him would be interesting. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I understand, I read this one and then added his autobiography to my to-read list, I just have to find time to get to it. But yes, after this one I purposefully started skipping novelizations of real life people‘s lives...it just seems odd to make it a life like novelization. I mean a fantasy or sci-fi with Abraham Lincoln I get, but why a historical novelization..it just seems a bit weird to mix fact & fiction that way. 2y
Megabooks @Scochrane26 For sure! 2y
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Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you for your putting it so eloquently. I totally agree. I can see it more in the deeper past when records are spotty, like novelizations of Shakespeare or William Cromwell, but about the 1930s and 1940s, it seems unnecessary. Especially when the guy wrote an autobiography!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks Exactly...or if say you want Lincoln in a book about vampires as alternative history. But why a novelization of Marilyn Monroe “Blonde” or Heddy Lemarr “The Only Woman in the Room” Shouldn‘t there be enough facts around for some awesome nonfiction instead of a fictionalized version...like they did with “Hidden Figures”. Maybe it‘s for people that dislike NF, but I took a bunch off of novelizations off my to-read list after this one. 2y
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m suspicious of people who immediately disregard nonfiction, including my mother. There are enough true accounts, especially in biographies or narrative, that “read like fiction” that there is no reason to dismiss it entirely. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks I used to be like that, right after college all nonfiction to my mind was dry textbooks or reference sources. It took a long LONG time for me to give NF another look and then it took a few great books for me to really understand who great NF can be a telling stories, great stories that just happen to be true as well as great. Litsy has really helped there, recommending good ones regularly and often. 2y
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa nonfiction has always been pretty equal if not more read by me than fiction, even in undergrad and grad school. (Talking about non-assigned NF.) I read more fiction, especially sci fi/fantasy, before college but it wasn‘t until I started reading literary fiction as an adult that I really got into fiction again. I realized my preferences had really changed! 2y
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know I‘m kind of “known on Litsy” for my nonfiction recs, but Littens have definitely gotten me to pick up more fiction!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks It‘s really a great place for readers...no matter what you like, or didn‘t even know you liked, Litsy will help you find it and more if it. 2y
JazzFeathers @Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Gals, l read Malcolm X 'autobiography'. I did like it, but then l went digging a little more and l discovered that it is probably a lot of fiction too. Alex Hailey (who then was exposed for fictinalising his own family's life, Roots) finished the book after Malcolm's death, and probably arranged it so to make it a political statement. 2y
JazzFeathers @Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Autobiographies are tricky like that, l think. They are interesting because the are a first-hand account of a life, but often time they have a purpose, and so the narration bends to that purpose. I don't think it is possible to ever get the complete truth. 2y
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa exactly!! And I like that this is more friendly and personal than bookstagram. 2y
Megabooks @JazzFeathers Perhaps Hailey‘s completion and your concerns are exactly why this author went with a novelization. 🤔 I‘m glad to know this. Thank you. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 2y
TheAromaofBooks I'm never a huge fan of fictionalized accounts like this, so I can understand bailing on it. But at least it inspired you to do some deeper digging!! 2y
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks 👍🏻👍🏻 thanks for getting me to dig in my backlist! I‘m working on my list for March! 2y
Bookzombie I read this for #LitsyAtoZ one year and liked it. Ilyasah Shabazz is one of Malcolm X‘s daughters. I can‘t remember if there was an author‘s note explaining the choice or not though. 2y
Megabooks @Bookzombie I wish I had known that. it could‘ve been in the print copy and not the audiobook. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ maybe I‘ll try it from the library in print/ebook. 2y
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Megabooks
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Here‘s my #bookspin and #doublespin. Excited for this month! #audiobooks 🎧

megnews Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on X. Been on my tbr for a bit. 2y
TheAromaofBooks These both look fun!! I'll look forward to hearing what you think of them! 2y
SamAnne @TheAromaofBooks #Bookspin is such a great idea. Sorry to miss it this round! Traveling far from my bookshelves! 2y
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TheAromaofBooks @SamAnne - I know how that goes!! I am hoping to host this every month, so hopefully you can jump in sometime this year!! 2y
Megabooks @megnews me too! I think it‘s a great pick for black history month! 2y
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks thanks! 😊 and thank you for organizing such a fun event! I hope you can join in next month @SamAnne ! 👍🏻🤩 2y
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This book is between a pick and a so-so.
It is a fictionalized account based on fact about Malcolm X when he was a teenager/young man (written by his daughter). Malcolm suffered many injustices as a child including racism and trauma. Many issues that are sadly still relevant today.
Malcolm is not a very likeable character during this phase of his life, but even though he makes serious mistakes he doesn't let it define him.

#LitsyAtoZ letter X

MariettaSG Helpful review 🙏 3y
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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 💕 3y
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 😊❤️ 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Great decision, enjoy your day of rest, coffee and reading! 😊📚 (edited) 3y
readordierachel Self-care is important 💚 3y
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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... 😻 3y
BookishBelle Me too!! Sweet kitty! 3y
ladym30 Such a sweet face! 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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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
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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 👍🏻 4y
Andrew65 @TrishB I did it in audio, read by his daughter, and really enjoyed it. Just a shame it only covered his early life. 4y
Moray_Reads Bought this today. Looking forward to it 4y
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Andrew65 @Moray_Reads Hope you enjoy it! 👍 4y
Cinfhen I read this one! It was well done 4y
Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻♥️ 4y
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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!🎉 4y
BookishMarginalia Check my feed — you just won the $25 Amazon gift card! Congrats! (edited) 3y
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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! 4y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I think it looks interesting and unique. 4y
Cortg Good job! We did the same thing in the kids bath last year. 4y
Oryx Clever! It works really well 4y
CouronneDhiver Nicely done! 4y
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Andrew65
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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! 4y
RealBooks4ever Still an astounding accomplishment! 🎉 4y
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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! 🍾🥂😳 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Malcolm X by Alex Haley is really 👍🏼👍🏼 4y
Andrew65 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thanks for this, I will check it out. 😍 (edited) 4y
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Andrew65 👍🏼Anytime! 😊 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read this one last year and I have the biography sitting on my to read like now too! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And congratulations on completing your challenge 🎉 4y
Andrew65 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks 😊 And with almost two months still to go. 4y
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 4y
Andrew65 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa A great plan! This year I did titles, so next year was planning to do authors. 4y
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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. 4y
Andrew65 @Daisey I‘m surprised how much I‘m enjoying it. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! I needed an “x” book!!! 3y
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Litsy came to my rescue on x last year. Audiobook was good read by his daughter. 3y
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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 4y
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. 4y
Suet624 Definitely stacking. 4y
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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. 4y
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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. 4y
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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😃 4y
Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher I'm borrowing this one from you when you're done with it! 🤓❤ 4y
EchoLogical I really liked this one! 4y
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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 4y
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. 4y
DivineDiana Your reading goals have inspired me! 4y
Wbabdullah Thanks @DivineDiana - 😍 looks like I‘m in for an emotional year! 4y
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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. 4y
Bookzombie @CAnne Thank you! 4y
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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!!! 😆😆😆 4y
brilliantglow @Lucas.Rencher yay! Now you have!! Please email me your mailing address to caitlincorrigan88 at gmail dot com 😃😃 4y
Lucas.Rencher @brilliantglow Email sent! Thanks again 😆🎉 4y
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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! 5y
bedandabook I‘ve heard Purple Hibiscus is really good. Hope your slump passes quickly! 5y
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 :) 5y
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ChasingOm I‘m feeling that way about a book club book that I need to finish... 😭 5y
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! 5y
Betty I decided yesterday to make my Litsy A-to-Z 2017-2018. I'm such a slow reader, need two years at least 5y
Alytrue Binge-watching Friends - I feel ya! 5y
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! 🙂 5y
Bookzombie @bedandabook Thank you so much! 5y
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 🙂 5y
Bookzombie @ChasingOm I understand. I haven‘t really participated in book club much though. Maybe for that very reason. 🙂 (edited) 5y
Bookzombie @MarriedtoMrT Yes! That‘s exactly where I am. I hope you get to it but it‘s also okay if you don‘t. 🙂 5y
Bookzombie @Betty That‘s a really good idea. I‘m sure you will be successful! 🙂 5y
Bookzombie @Alytrue It‘s just so fun, like hanging out with old friends (no pun intended). 5y
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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. 5y
Sweettartlaura I read his autobiography this year, & loved it. I‘ll have to pick this up 😊 5y
BellaBookNook Sounds good! 5y
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. 5y
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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! 5y
Rachel.Rencher Ooh you have to share this one if you win! 😍 5y
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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 5y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Tav Is the whole book set on a bus? 5y
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. 5y
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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 5y
ElishaLovesBooks I found X so interesting! I learned a lot! 5y
Daisey I just finished X last week and found it really interesting. 5y
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Rachellynnwright Cute shoes :) 5y
AceOnRoam I have started The Power and following along on #thepowerbuddyread I really like it so far! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m reading The Power and just started X too! 5y
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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 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👍🏽 5y
merelybookish Congrats!!🎉🎉 5y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏👍😎 5y
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Suet624 Great work!!! 5y
mjdowens 👏👏👍👍 5y
Daisey @mjdowens Thanks! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just started this one tonight, it‘s the last one I need too, an X! 👍 5y
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! 5y
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. 5y
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. 5y
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. 5y
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X: A Novel | Kekla Magoon, Ilyasah Shabazz
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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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X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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dariazeoli
X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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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!!👊🏽 5y
heikemarie This one‘s a fast read though! 5y
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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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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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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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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! 5y
MallenNC @EchoLogical That's good to know! I'll move it up on my list! 5y
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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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X: A Novel | Kekla Magoon, Ilyasah Shabazz
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Now reading... #LitsyAtoZ #LetterX

MallenNC I have that one on my Kindle and need to read it. 5y
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. 5y
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) 5y
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. 😂😂😂 5y
MallenNC @EchoLogical I had five out, finished one, and came home from returning it with two more. 5y
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X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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I do not mess around when I visit Schuler Books.

AllenTStClair Not all heroes wear capes. 5y
Aswenson 😲😲😲💖💖💖 5y
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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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Notafraidofwords I read this one years ago and liked it. 5y
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