Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X (Hardcover)

The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

By Ilyasah Shabazz, AG Ford (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442412163, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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Description

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.
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