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Daughter of Malcolm X among book award finalists

Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, a National Book Award finalist for young adult story

Daughter of Malcolm X among book award finalists

A daughter of Malcolm X and prize-winning authors Gary Paulsen and M.T. Anderson are among the 10 nominees on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature.

Ilyasah Shabazz collaborated with Kekla Magoon on "X: A Novel," a story about the early years of her father, who was assassinated in 1965. Paulsen, who has written more than 100 books, was cited for "This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs." Anderson was nominated for "Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad."

The eclectic list, announced Monday by the National Book Foundation, includes a graphic novel originally serialized on the Internet and a work of nonfiction about the Vietnam War.


Updated : 2021-09-26 15:13 GMT+08:00