|Discussion of X: A Novel|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Discuss your thoughts on X: A Novel with other members of the Troy community. In small groups, we’ll talk about Malcolm’s journey from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X, and how his life and experiences affect our world even today.
About X: A Novel:
No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man growing up in Lansing, Michigan, 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, Malcolm 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 Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book. The 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read is X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. The program is intended for young adults to senior citizens with broad goals of making literature more accessible and appealing while also encouraging residents to learn more about our state and individual identities.
Location: Meeting Room [Troy Public Library]