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#AtoZChallenge – X

It’s X day!

X is one of the hardest letters in the alphabet to find a book for. Fortunately there IS a book I can use:

It's Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

It’s Xenocide by Orson Scott Card! It’s part of the Ender’s Game series. Here’s a bit about it:

The war for survival of the planet Lusitania will be fought in the hearts of a child named Gloriously Bright.

On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought.

Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way, and a second xenocide seems inevitable.

Don’t judge me. It’s late in the game and I’m exhausted. Two more days to go!

Can you think of a book that starts with X?



By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

8 replies on “#AtoZChallenge – X”

I do enjoy reading Orson Scott Card, but I haven’t made it to Xenocide. I probably should so that I have a great “X” book on my “have read” list.

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