Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice (Sterling Biographies Series)

Overview

What is looked upon as an American dream for white people has long been an American nightmare for black people. Malcolm X—born Malcolm Little—experienced that nightmare firsthand even as a small boy, when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm’s life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time. Beatrice Gormley, a prolific author of biographies for young ...

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Overview

What is looked upon as an American dream for white people has long been an American nightmare for black people. Malcolm X—born Malcolm Little—experienced that nightmare firsthand even as a small boy, when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm’s life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time. Beatrice Gormley, a prolific author of biographies for young people, captures Malcolm X’s growth: his youth as a petty criminal; jailhouse conversion to the Nation of Islam; marriage to Betty Shabazz, which yielded four children; break with Elijah Muhammad and embrace of traditional Islam; and assassination in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402745898
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 244,627
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Truth in Black and White     1
A Move to the North     2
A Family Destroyed     12
Malcolm the Mascot     20
Lured by the Nightlife     28
From Paradise to Hell     37
Discovering the Nation of Islam     43
Education Behind Bars     50
Black and Proud     58
Spreading the Word     67
Showing Black Power     75
The Growth of Two Movements     83
Face of the NOI     95
A New Outlook     103
A "Black Shining Prince"     112
Glossary     120
Bibliography     121
Image Credits     122
About the Author     122
Index     123
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  • Posted January 6, 2009

    Great book for kids!

    This is a really good book for kids and giving them an overview of Malcolm X without dumbing it down. It breaks down each part of his life and really gives a good feel for what it was about. This also includes a number of pictures. The book has kind of a text book feel to it in it's format. Excellent book for kids to learn about Malcolm X!

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