Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | March 2, 2015

    Anna Lyndsey: IMG My Top 10 Talking Books



    I have always been a reader, but eight years ago, strange circumstances conspired to make me totally book-dependent. I was stuck within four walls,... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Children's Nonfiction- Biography
2 Burnside Children's- Biographies
1 Hawthorne Children's Nonfiction- African American Studies
25 Local Warehouse Children's Young Adult- Biography
25 Remote Warehouse Children's Young Adult- Biography

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

by

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Malcolm X grew to be one of Americaand#8217;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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, Malcolmand#8217;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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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 todayand#8212;that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.

Review:

"Shabazz (Growing Up X) pays affectionate tribute to her father, Malcolm X, and his parents in this account of the activist's childhood, which relies on family lore to reimagine Malcolm's conversations and thoughts. The dense narrative mixes down-to-earth observations (Malcolm 'was full of questions, a natural leader, and a fun-loving prankster') with sometimes protracted metaphors; among the lessons Malcolm learned from his mother's garden was that it 'was an entire world of its own, where even the most sluggish of ladybugs and the fastest scurrying ants were all equally treated like esteemed and welcomed guests at a family Sunday brunch.' What Shabazz relays more precisely is Malcolm's resolve to succeed and remain true to his parents' values after he loses his father 'to the brute force of racism and the narrow-mindedness of the Ku Klux Klan,' and his mother is deemed 'no longer fit to care for her children.' Ford's (My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) oil paintings render joyous and desolate moments with equal skill. Ages 5 — 10. Author's agent: Jason Anthony, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. Illustrator's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

AG Ford is the illustrator of many books for children, including the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller andlt;iandgt;Barackand

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442412163
Author:
Shabazz, Ilyasah
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Ford, Ag
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (spcl fx: spot UV, emboss)+ int.
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 6 up to 10

Other books you might like

  1. Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven...
    Used Trade Paper $7.00
  2. Art of War: A Revised Edition Ellis... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. The Ways of White Folks (Vintage...
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  4. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration...
    Used Trade Paper $13.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Biographies » General
Children's » Biographies » Social Activists
Children's » General
Children's » Nonfiction » African American Studies
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » People and Cultures
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 48 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442412163 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Shabazz (Growing Up X) pays affectionate tribute to her father, Malcolm X, and his parents in this account of the activist's childhood, which relies on family lore to reimagine Malcolm's conversations and thoughts. The dense narrative mixes down-to-earth observations (Malcolm 'was full of questions, a natural leader, and a fun-loving prankster') with sometimes protracted metaphors; among the lessons Malcolm learned from his mother's garden was that it 'was an entire world of its own, where even the most sluggish of ladybugs and the fastest scurrying ants were all equally treated like esteemed and welcomed guests at a family Sunday brunch.' What Shabazz relays more precisely is Malcolm's resolve to succeed and remain true to his parents' values after he loses his father 'to the brute force of racism and the narrow-mindedness of the Ku Klux Klan,' and his mother is deemed 'no longer fit to care for her children.' Ford's (My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) oil paintings render joyous and desolate moments with equal skill. Ages 5 — 10. Author's agent: Jason Anthony, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. Illustrator's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.