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
7.91 Hours 1
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This program includes a bonus interview with the author. The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 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, 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, 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 audiobook chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be listened to 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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This program includes a bonus interview with the author. The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 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, 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, 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 audiobook chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be listened to 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

“Explores historical threads of race, faith, and family as they weave together in the transformation of youthful, imprisoned Malcolm Little into empowered, purpose-driven Malcolm X…A must-read reminder that transformation is made possible through community.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Malcolm’s memories of parental guidance and his participation in wide-ranging prison conversations…A compelling account.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“An affecting piece of historical fiction…a perfect entrée for young adult readers to learn about the formative years of a pivotal leader in the civil rights movement.” Booklist

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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 critically acclaimed author who has won the Walter Dean Myers Honor and Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award. She received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, earned her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade in television and film experience. You can visit her at www.writeinbk.com. 

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 7.91
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English