• by Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
  • Narrated by Dion Graham, Ilyasah Shabazz
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Co-written by Malcolm X's daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.
I am Malcolm.
I am my father's son. But to be my father's son means that they will always come for me.
They will always come for me, and I will always succumb.

Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's nothing but a pack of lies - after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer.
But Malcolm's efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory when what starts as some small-time hustling quickly spins out of control. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he's found is only an illusion - and that he can't run forever.
X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.


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Customer Reviews

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Very well written

Even though I assumed I knew the story of Malcolm X, the way this story was told made it all seem new and exciting all over again. I listened to the entire book in just two settings and am now prepared to listen again along with my children.
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- jeff

The fight goes on.

Loved hearing about the young Malcom X from the perspective of his daughter. It seems to me the Black mans struggle to be seen and treated equally continues.
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- Bina R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio