Ilyasah Shabazz is an author, producer, and motivational speaker. As an activist and lecturer, she is dedicated to preserving the Shabazz family legacy of service to humanity. Her father, martyred human rights activist Malik Al-Shabazz, widely known as Malcolm X, is revered as one of the most important human rights leaders of the United States. She lectures to capacity audiences across the United States.
Her coming-of-age Random House publication, <em>Growing Up X</em>, has won critical acclaim—including nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Literary Work, a United Press International book of the week, and a BET.com best book list.