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Tour Schedule: The Awakening of Malcolm X

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: The Awakening of Malcolm X!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many International and Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts during the week of the tour and help promote the release of The Awakening of Malcolm X.

About the Book

Publication Date: January 5th 2021

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages: 288 pages

Genre: YA Historical, Fiction

Diversity tags: Muslim, African American, Black American

Other links: Goodreads | Amazon |

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.

About the Authors

Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author 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 GROWN.

Website Goodreads

Ilyasah 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


Tour Schedule

January 3rd

Azeezat @ The Euphoriczat– Review + Book Recommendations

Brittany @ Books Eats and Booze – Instagram Review

January 4th

Paula @ The Paper Reels– Review + Favorite Quotes

Margie @ Margie Must Reads– Review + Excerpt

Nikhat @ It’s Nikhat– Review

January 5th

Alexis @ Lex With the Text – Review

Hafsah @Hafsa’s Creative Corner– Review + Excerpt

January 6th

Amani @ Amani’s Honest Reviews– Review + Book Recommendations

Dahabo @ Dee’s Library – Review + Favorite Quotes

January 7th

Hana @ Linh Hermione– Review + Favorite Quotes

Dee Jay @ DJ Reads Books – Review

January 8th

Rameela @ Star All Booked Up – Review

Odalis @ Bookish Plants – Review + Excerpt

January 9th

Ashley @ Reading Stewardess – Review + Interview

Gargee @ Wilder Girl Reads – Review + Reading Vlog

Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour! 


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