Malcolm Little

The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

Illustrated by: AG Ford
For Ages: 6 - 10
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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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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442433045 | 
  • January 2014 | 
  • Grades 1 - 5
List Price $12.99
Available on or around January 7, 2014

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