Growing Up X
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Publisher: One World / Ballantine
Publication Year: 2003
ASIN: 0345444965
ISBN: 9780345444967

“Ilyasah Shabazz has written a compelling and lyrical coming-of-age story as well as a candid and heart-warming tribute to her parents. Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.”
–SPIKE LEE

February 21, 1965: Malcolm X is assassinated in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. June 23, 1997: After surviving for a remarkable twenty-two days, his widow, Betty Shabazz, dies of burns suffered in a fire. In the years between, their six daughters reach adulthood, forged by the memory of their parents’ love, the meaning of their cause, and the power of their faith. Now, at long last, one of them has recorded that tumultuous journey in an unforgettable memoir: Growing Up X

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Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz holds a Master of Science degree in Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University. She is the former Director of Public Affairs and Special Events for the City of Mount Vernon, New York.

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