Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ilyasah Al-Shabazz

Narrated By: Kekla Magoon

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: January 2015

Duration: 8 hours 58 minutes


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 carry 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. Based on the actual events of Malcolm X’s life, this novel sheds new light on the formative years of the human-rights leader whose words and actions shook the world. A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION


  • Katie Reed

    A very captivating story of what Malcom X's life as a young boy might have been like.


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