Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany Jackson is an account of Malcolm X's adolescent years in prison. This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on it! The autobiography of Malcolm X is one of my all time favorite books, so I cant wait to get a more in depth look at his teenage years.
Synopsis of The Awakening of Malcolm X from Goodreads:
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 book chronologically followsX: A Novel,it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) will release January 05, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!