DaChickenShack’s Summer Reading List for Millennials

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X as told to Alex Haley

Alex Haley coauthored the autobiography based on a series of in-depth interviews he conducted between 1963 and Malcolm X’s 1965 assassination. The Autobiography is a spiritual narrative that outlines Malcolm X’s philosophy of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A must read.

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THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.

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1984 by George Orwell

1984, is a dystopian novel by George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrimes”.

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THE COLDEST WINTER EVER by Sister Souljah

Set in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, The Coldest Winter Ever is the story of Winter Santiaga (aptly named because she was born during one of New York’s worst snowstorms), the rebellious, pampered teenage daughter of a notorious drug dealer.

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BLACK LIKE ME by John Howard Griffin

Black Like Me is a nonfiction book by journalist John Howard Griffin first published in 1961. Griffin was a white native of Dallas, Texas and the book describes his six-week experience travelling on Greyhound buses (occasionally hitchhiking) throughout the racially segregated states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia passing as a black man.

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(R.I.P. Doe) Doe B | Let Me Find Out

Doe B was a new underground rapper from Montgomery, Alabama, after dropping a slew of mixtapes and a few videos he found himself signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint. He was murdered at a popular street nightclub in Montgomery a couple days after Christmas in 2013, to add insult to injury one of the two gunman appears at the 11 second mark in his street classic Let Me Find Out. Even more eerie is at the 11 second mark the video audio says “fuck nigga” while showing Doe B’s shooter. Given Doe B’s talent and the fact that he was on the rise alot of people from the deep south thought he would be the next huge rapper. T.I. spoke at Doe B’s funeral and vowed to keep Doe B’s legacy alive. Let’s hope so. Most recently a new video was released with the mixtape DOAT3. Long Live Doe B! Live from Da Chicken Shack…

Doe B –  Definition of a Trapper Volume 3

http://livemixtap.es/doat3