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{ Simsbury Reads YA: X: a novel (Teen & Adult) }

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Simsbury Public Library
725 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070

Simsbury Reads YA is a book club that celebrates young adult literature and is open to teens (grades 7-12) and adults. Pizza and dessert served! Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk.

This month’s pick is X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon: Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s 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. 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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