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Ilyasah Shabazz Writes YA Novel Based on Father, Malcolm X

When you look at my father’s life, many people don’t realize you have a young man who the world learned of when he was only in his twenties. He was assassinated at 39. That’s 12 short years to have made such an enormous impact around the world. So I think a lot of young people don’t realize that he was the age they are; he had some challenges in his life as other young people. (BuzzFeed.com)

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