X: A Novel is a fictionalized account of the early years of Malcolm X. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. After losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually went to prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcolm found a religion, a voice; and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X: A Novel is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we work to explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.
Extra copies of this month's book pick are located at the Adult Reference Desk at the Saline District Library.