The Awakening of Malcolm X

Ilyasah Shabazz (Author) Tiffany D. Jackson (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

A powerful fictionalized account of Malcolm X's adolescent years in jail written by his daughter along with Coretta Scott King—John Steptoe Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson.

No one can be at peace until he has his freedom.

In Charlestown Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares, he drifts through days unsure of his future. Slowly, he befriends other prisoners and writes to his family. He reads all the books in the prison library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm grapples with race, politics, religion, and justice in the 1940s. And as his time in jail comes to an end, he begins to awaken—emerging from prison more than just Malcolm Little: Now, he is Malcolm X.

Here is an intimate look at Malcolm X's young adult years. While this book chronologically follows X: A Novel (Candlewick), it can be read as a standalone historical novel that invites larger discussions on structural racism, prison reform, and civil rights.

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SKU 130153
ISBN 9780374313296
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Page Count 336
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Young Adult Novels
Additional Contributor Tiffany D. Jackson
Primary Contributor Ilyasah Shabazz
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers