Growing Up X (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 16, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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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.
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February 21, 1965: Malcolm X is assassinated in Harlems 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.

Born in 1962, Ilyasah was the middle child, a rambunctious livewire who fought forand wonattention in an all-female household. She carried on the legacy of a renowned father and indomitable mother while navigating childhood and, along the way, learning to do the hustle. She was a different color from other kids at camp and yet, years later as a young woman, was not radical enough for her college classmates. Her story is, sbove all else, a tribute to a mother of almost unimaginable forbearance, a woman who, from that day at the Audubon when she heard the shots and threw her body on [ours, never] stopped shielding her children.


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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Not much earthshattering here, but some interesting insights and memories of one of Malcolm X's six daughters. Read full review

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User Review  - Tanya Smith - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book, it was nice to hear about Malcom X from his daughters eyes. She also gave a great insight on how the famliy dealt with his death and who stood by the famliy. Great Great Read. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Authors Note
Prologue
CHAPTERONEAftermath
CHAPTERTWOAlone
CHAPTERTHREELessons
CHAPTERFOURCamp Betsey Cox
CHAPTERFIVEMommys Home
CHAPTEREIGHTRoots
CHAPTERNINEBoys
CHAPTERTENCollege
CHAPTERELEVENDaddys Home
CHAPTERTWELVEGrowing Up X
CHAPTERTHIRTEENRecovery
CHAPTERFOURTEENReunited
About the Author

CHAPTERSIXPlayed
CHAPTERSEVENHustle Queen

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About the author (2009)

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

Kim McLarin is the author of the novels Taming It Down and Meeting of the Waters. She formerly worked as a journalist for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Associated Press. She lives with her family outside of Boston, Mass.


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