Books by Ilyasah Shabazz

BETTY BEFORE X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A personal, political, and powerful imagining of the early life of the late activist. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A passion for social justice blossoms during the middle school years for the girl who grew up to become Dr. Betty Shabazz. Read full book review >
X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting. (notes about characters, timeline, family tree, historical context, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teaming with veteran Magoon, the third daughter of Malcolm X draws upon history and family stories to create a novel about her father's life before the "X." Read full book review >
MALCOLM LITTLE by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A daughter's proud but overwrought tribute to her father and his parents. (Picture book/ biography. 7-10)"
The childhood of the controversial African-American activist was shaped by parental love and white racism. Read full book review >