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Author Erik Larson doesn’t listen to audiobooks because when he reads a book in print, he develops a sense of what the characters sound like, and he’s afraid the narrator won’t interpret the characters the same way.
So when his books are published in audio, does he do the narration himself, to capture that sense of voice?
“No way,” he says firmly. “I leave that to the pros.”
Fifty years after her father Malcolm X’s assassination, author, educator, and activist Ilyasah Shabazz has teamed up with award-winning YA author Kekla Magoon to create a work of historical fiction that illuminates the civil rights leader’s formative years: “Malcolm before the X.” Her novel, X, offers young readers not only a valuable history lesson and a more accurate portrait of her father’s early life but also a story that celebrates transformation and the power of second chances.
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