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Student Recommendations The Awakening of Malcolm X: A Novel: 9780374313296: Shabazz,  Ilyasah, Jackson, Tiffany D.: Books

The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Tiffany D Jackson  

Review by Andre Concepcion

This book was great, an amazing way to see what motivated and drove Malcolm X, a very real historical figure, to take action.  It was interesting for me to see the conditions that African-Americans had to live in, in a closer and more cruel way than I have seen in other books.  What intrigued me the most, however, was how the book dove deep into Malcolm's philosophies, his inner mind and way of thinking.  It helped me to reflect on my own beliefs, it helped me understand different views, different motivations, different points of view. Landscape with Invisible Hand eBook : Anderson, M. T.: Kindle  Store

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Review by Nelson Ha

The book's premise was pretty interesting in how humans were becoming obsolete due to advanced tech taking human jobs. It was interesting to see how humans were affected by the situation. I thought the book was decent overall and it seems that the author is possibly warning about how this could happen in the real world. 



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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Aidan Malone

Jemisin's work The Fifth Season was a cryptic yet rewarding read. The use of the second person narration—something that is almost rarely seen in modern literature—and was a risk that allowed me to feel more immersed in the foreign world of the "Stillness." The story began a bit slower than Dune in my opinion; however, as different parts of Essun's life began to connect, I was invested. Even from the beginning, fantasy was overwhelmed by a general sense of dread as the reader is reminded of the insignificance of a  dying planet's inhabitants.





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