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Novel Pairings

Nov 17, 2020

Today, Traci Thomas of The Stacks podcast joins Chelsey and Sara to discuss The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm, X, as told by Alex Haley. We loved diving into this iconic nonfiction classic with our favorite nonfiction expert, and we’re so excited to share this conversation with you. 


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Our discussion includes:

  • What makes this a “life-changing” book?
  • Does The Autobiography of Malcolm X belong in the classroom?
  • Which parts of the book ring especially true today
  • Brilliant storytelling and an incredible use of rhetoric


Plus, as always, we’re recommending a bunch of contemporary pairings to read along with this classic.


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Also mentioned:


The Stacks Ep. 60 Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Stacks Ep. 135 The Autobiography of Malcolm X