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.
Age Range: 6 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 5
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Illustrated (January 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144241216X
- ISBN-13: 9781442412163
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds