Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X
by Ilyasah Shabazz
- A Top 10 Book in the “Children’s Books from the 21st Century” Category
- A Top 150 Children’s Book
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 3 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- An NAACP Image Award Honored Book
Publication Date: Jan 07, 2014
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice.
Bolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little was a natural born leader. But when confronted with intolerance and a series of tragedies, Malcolm’s optimism and faith were threatened. He had to learn how to be strong and how to hold on to his individuality. He had to learn self-reliance.
Together with acclaimed illustrator AG Ford, Ilyasah Shabazz gives us a unique glimpse into the childhood of her father, Malcolm X, with a lyrical story that carries a message that resonates still today—that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American