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  • A Novel
  • By: Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

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.

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  • Wanted to love

  • By Deangelo on 04-27-16

Wanted to love

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Reviewed: 04-27-16

I so wanted to love this acclaimed book. The story of young Malcolm Little is indeed captivating and I enjoyed the way the authors depicted in his struggle against accepting his best self/the man and leader he was destined to me. It is definitely a book to get into the hands of young adults, but I struggled to connect with the writing itself. For me, it was too long in many parts and the dialogue was a little cheesy. The author's note and historical appendices were some of my favorite parts. 2.5 stars

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