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Two 2015 National Book Award Nominees in Young People’s Literature: A Reading
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, activist, producer, motivational speaker, and author, is the co-author of X: A Novel—a Longlist selection for the 2015 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature—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. Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers, presents Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War—Finalist for a 2015 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature—is the story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.