An Extraordinary Literacy Opportunity for
Reluctant Readers and At-Risk Youth!
Who was Malcolm X before he was X? His daughter Ilyasah Shabazz and author Kekla Magoon tell the riveting tale of Malcolm’s teenage years in X: A Novel.
“Shabazz and Magoon expertly guide the reader by presenting loaded scene after loaded scene, often making us watch young Malcolm choose the wrong path or opt for the buzz of the street over the pull of family and principle…X is a powerful, honest look at the early years of one of our country’s most important civil rights leaders. Most exciting of all is the prospect that his story will awaken a new generation of young activists, inspiring them to step into what remains a vital fight.”
—Matt de la Peña for The New York Times Book Review
The book, performed as a spoken word audiobook by narrator Dion Graham, will be free during the days surrounding Malcolm X’s 90th birthday.
When you text the word xnovel to 25827, you will receive a text reminder to grab the MP3 (and the app to listen to it on) starting 5/21/15. While the file will only be available until 5/27/15, once the MP3 is downloaded, it does not expire.
Share this news “to awaken new generation of young activists, inspiring them to step into what remains a vital fight” with Malcolm X’s story.