TOUR SIGN-UPS: The Awakening of Malcolm X

Hi, y’all!

We are so excited to be bringing you our next bookstagram tour for The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Tiffany D. Jackson.

We are looking for 10-20 bookstagrammers, and we will be prioritizing those who identify as Black Own Voices. The tour will take place from January 4th to January 10th.

If you’re ready to sign up, click the button below! If you need a bit more information, check out the rest of this post. We’re so excited to work with you!!

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The Awakening of Malcolm X
by Ilyasah Shabazz with Tiffany D. Jackson
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Releasing on January 5th, 2021
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION—Historical

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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 book chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.

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Ilyasah-ShabazzIlyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, is an activist, producer, motivational speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X and the picture book Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. She lives in Westchester County, New York.


TIFFANY D JACKSONTiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of YA novels including the Coretta Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning Monday’s Not Coming, the NAACP Image Award-nominated Allegedly, Let Me Hear A Rhyme, and her forthcoming 2020 title GROWN. She received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade in TV/Film experience. The Brooklyn native is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.

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