UNION, NJ - Meet the author:  Ilyasha Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.

Shabazz, a community organizer, social activist, motivational speaker and author, will be at Van Gogh's Ear, 1017 Stuyvesant Ave., on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Union Special Improvement District.

Shabazz is the author of three award-winning books, including “Growing Up X”, published in 2002, which recounts her childhood and how she personally viewed her father. It was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction.

Sign Up for E-News

In 2014, Shabazz wrote “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X”, a children's book about her father's childhood. It was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Children's. The following year, she wrote a young-adult novel, “X”, again reflecting on her father’s formative years. The book was among the ten finalists considered for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and it won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Youth/Teens. It also won honors from the Coretta Scott King Awards and the Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature.

Seats are limited.  RSVP by calling 908-851-5466.