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Growing Up X

This book is about Malcolm X
"Growing Up X" is a poignant memoir that encapsulates the life of Ilyasah Shabazz, the middle daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, against the backdrop of their profound legacies. Published on April 30, 2002, this narrative weaves through Ilyasah's journey from the chaos that followed her father's assassination in 1965, through her adolescence shadowed by her mother's strength and tragic death in 1997. The book delves into the complexities of racial justice and religious freedom, illustrating how personal identity and familial bonds are shaped amidst public scrutiny and private grief. High school readers will find a resonant story of resilience and identity, where the historical significance of Malcolm X’s ethos and Betty’s unyielding protection are seen through the lens of a young woman carving her path. "Growing Up X" offers not just a tribute to iconic figures but also a daughter's tender reflection on childhood, faith, and the enduring impact of parental love.
Published by One World/Ballantine on April 30, 2002
256 pages
ISBN: 9780345444950
Best for readers in High School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice and Religious Freedom, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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