Book Giveaway for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 may enter for the chance to win a free copy of X: A Novel, opens a new window, the 2017-2017 Great Michigan Read title!


The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book – 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.

For more details, including a calendar of events, additional resources, and to register your organization, visit, opens a new window.


No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man 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, Malcom 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 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, X: A Novel, is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we work to explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century


Simply fill out one of the raffle entries in the front pocket of the black suggestion box in the teen room , including your contact information and your answer to the question, “What is the most important issue affecting teens today?” and put it in the box. Can't make it into the library?  Simply fill out the form below.  Winners will be contacted by December 1, 2017.

Your response may be shared publicly, but your identity will remain anonymous.

Please submit only one entry per person!