Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz, the esteemed daughter of Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, is an author, producer, and motivational speaker. Her coming-of-age Random House publication, Growing Up X, won critical acclaim, including an NAACP Image Award nomination, BET best book list, and United Press International book of the week. Ilyasah served as a member of the U.S. delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate election of President Nelson Mandela. She retraced her father’s footsteps to the Holy City of Mecca and is included in the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World. She has participated in interfaith dialogue study programs and served as a member of the American Interfaith Leadership delegation that participated with the Malaria No More Foundation to provide 2 million bed nets. She also received NAACP Image Award 2014 for her book, MALCOLM LITTLE the Boy who would grow up to become MALCOLM X (Simon and Schuster). Currently, her novel "X,a Novel" (released 2015) (Candlewick Press) was on the New York Times Best Seller list.