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Ilyasah Shabazz

Civil Rights Activist & Daughter of Malcolm X; Author of "Growing Up X"

 Ilyasah Shabazz Biography

Ilyasah Shabazz is a Professor, Speaker, and Author of four award-winning novels: Growing Up X, a coming-of-age memoir; Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X, an illustration book that promotes self-love, literacy, and leadership ideals for children; * X: A Novel, a historical fiction that addresses social challenges confronted by young adults, and her newest, Betty Before X*, a middle school historical fiction that addresses self-acceptance and advocacy work for others.

She has earned an NAACP Image Award, a Walter Dean Myers Honor, a Library of Congress Inaugural Award, an American Library Association Coretta Scott King Honor, a New York Times list of New & Noteworthy Mention, and she was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Professor Shabazz promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations.

She has served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate election of President Nelson Mandela and the Education & Economic Development initiatives. She was a member of the U.S. Interfaith Leadership Delegation to Mali, West Africa with Malaria No More, and she received a personal letter of acknowledgement for preserving her father’s work from President Barack Obama.

Shabazz holds a Master of Science in Education & Human Resource Development from Fordham University; a Bachelors of Science in Biology from New Paltz College; and she is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

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Review
  • 2017 NJEA Convention
    Michael Cohan | New Jersey Education Association
  • Carbondale, Illinois - 2014
    It went very well! The students loved it.
    Derrick Lamonte Williams | Southern Illinois University
Books

Betty Before X

X: A Novel

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

Growing Up X

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Ilyasah Shabazz

Civil Rights Activist & Daughter of Malcolm X; Author of "Growing Up X"

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 Ilyasah Shabazz Biography

Ilyasah Shabazz is a Professor, Speaker, and Author of four award-winning novels: Growing Up X, a coming-of-age memoir; Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X, an illustration book that promotes self-love, literacy, and leadership ideals for children; * X: A Novel, a historical fiction that addresses social challenges confronted by young adults, and her newest, Betty Before X*, a middle school historical fiction that addresses self-acceptance and advocacy work for others.

She has earned an NAACP Image Award, a Walter Dean Myers Honor, a Library of Congress Inaugural Award, an American Library Association Coretta Scott King Honor, a New York Times list of New & Noteworthy Mention, and she was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Professor Shabazz promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates on international humanitarian delegations.

She has served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate election of President Nelson Mandela and the Education & Economic Development initiatives. She was a member of the U.S. Interfaith Leadership Delegation to Mali, West Africa with Malaria No More, and she received a personal letter of acknowledgement for preserving her father’s work from President Barack Obama.

Shabazz holds a Master of Science in Education & Human Resource Development from Fordham University; a Bachelors of Science in Biology from New Paltz College; and she is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

  • 2017 NJEA Convention
    Michael Cohan | New Jersey Education Association
  • Carbondale, Illinois - 2014
    It went very well! The students loved it.
    Derrick Lamonte Williams | Southern Illinois University

Betty Before X

X: A Novel

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

Growing Up X

People who viewed this profile also viewed:

What people are saying about us

See More Testimonials »

Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ilyasah Shabazz or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Ilyasah Shabazz. Find information on booking Ilyasah Shabazz for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Ilyasah Shabazz, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Ilyasah Shabazz.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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