One of six daughters of Malcolm X. She was 2 years old when her father was assassinated in front of his wife and children. She is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, a community organizer, motivational speaker, activist and award-winning author. Shabazz co-wrote a young adult book with Kekla Magoon called X: A Novel. Her other books include Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X and Betty Before X. She also co-edited with Herb Boyd The Diary of Malcolm X. Her 2002 memoir is titled Growing Up X.