X: a Novel

by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon

A Fall Semester Book Club

As part of the Great Michigan Read, the Humanities Learning Center of Delta College will be hosting a book club on X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon.

From the Michigan Humanities Council:

No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. Losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement.

The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, X: A Novel, is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we work to explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.

Delta’s Humanities Learning Center has a limited amount of free copies of the novel for you to read during the book club. Copies will be available on a first-come basis. You can pick one up in G-109 between 9 & 2 starting September 11 while copies last.

Our book club will meet at the following times—you can attend one session, two sessions, or all three. I encourage everyone to bring a lunch and come ready to chat.

Session #1

Tuesday, October 24, 11-12 (located in H-101)

Session #2

Wednesday, October 25, 12-1 (located in H-101)

Session #3

Friday, October 27, 12-1 (located in H-101)

A reading guide is available at: http://www.michiganhumanities.org/2017-18-great-michigan-read/x-a-novel-materials/

Here is a schedule of author tours: http://www.michiganhumanities.org/2017-18-great-michigan-read/2017-18-great-michigan-read-author-tours/

Our book club is free and open to the entire Delta Community—students, employees, community members.

If you need more information, please contact Humanities Learning Center Coordinator, Dr. Amy French, at: amyfrench@delta.edu