Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X (with audio recording)
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MaowangVater - LibraryThing
Shabazz’s portrait of her father’s boyhood and his nurturing family is filled with bright and inspiring images and messages about hope, dedication, love, acceptance, perseverance and “discipline ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kkaspy - LibraryThing
This story can be used when learning about Civil Rights - it's a Picture Book but more applicable for older children (middle even high school). It does not go into his adult life, but covers his early childhood (parents, school, racism they endured) that shaped the man he would become. Read full review