Malcolm X grew to be one of America’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 andBolstered 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 Malcolm’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. 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 today–that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.–Provided by publisher.