The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz audiobook

The Awakening of Malcolm X: A Novel

By Ilyasah Shabazz  and Tiffany D. Jackson
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Macmillan Young Listeners 9780374313296
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A powerful narrative account of the activist’s adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, along with Tiffany D. Jackson, 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award-winning author 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, Malcolm 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 and 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, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Summary

Summary

A powerful narrative account of the activist’s adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, along with Tiffany D. Jackson, 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award-winning author

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, Malcolm 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 and 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, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will make connections to persistent injustices faced by Black communities―and the beautiful ways which, despite that terror, Black families have found to craft visions of freedom and lives of dignity and love. A must-read reminder that transformation is made possible through community.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Ilyasah Shabazz

Author Bio: Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, is an educator, activist, motivational speaker, and author of multiple award-winning publications, including Betty before X and X: A Novel. She is also an active advocacy worker and an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

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Author Bio: Tiffany D. Jackson

Author Bio: Tiffany D. Jackson

Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of Allegedly. A television professional by day, novelist by night, awkward black girl 24/7, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves with her adorable Chihuahua, Oscar, most likely multitasking. You can visit her online at www.WriteInBK.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English