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Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.

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Richly illustrated by AG Ford, MALCOLM LITTLE: THE BOY WHO GREW UP TO BECOME MALCOLM X details Malcolm X's life as a young boy. His daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, uses family history and stories to illuminate an often neglected area of her father's life.

Written in easy and somewhat repetitive prose, the stories reveal a child raised in a loving and nurturing environment despite the many struggles his family faced. Malcolm's early leadership qualities are seen as the product of both natural ability and the way he was brought up. Readers may find they can apply the Little family's lessons to their own life. Malcolm Little makes a nice companion piece to other, independent sources of information on the life of Malcolm X.

Book Details

  • Author: Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Illustrator: AG Ford
  • Genre: History
  • Topics: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Atheneum
  • Publication date: January 7, 2014
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 6 - 10
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 1, 2022

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