Malcolm X

Paperback | January 17, 2000

byArnold Adoff

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Malcolm X lived in difficult times - when some thought that black people were inferior to white people. But Malcolm believed that black people should stand up for their rights and he preached this belief everywhere he went. His message became popular because it was one of hope and pride. But it also became dangerous, because some people didn't agree with him. In 1965, one of these people shot and killed him. Even though his life was cut short by hatred, Malcolm X's ideas still affect people of all races. Here is his amazing story.

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Children in Grades 3 to 5 are already beginning to get a sense of the more important figures in human history. One of the most influential, controversial and enigmatic African-American leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X is a name children can become more familiar with in this carefully written introduction by acclaimed chapter-book...

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Malcolm X lived in difficult times - when some thought that black people were inferior to white people. But Malcolm believed that black people should stand up for their rights and he preached this belief everywhere he went. His message became popular because it was one of hope and pride. But it also became dangerous, because some peopl...

"An honest, clear, unsentimental picture of a complex and remarkable black leader." (The Chicago Tribune)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.19 inPublished:January 17, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006442118X

ISBN - 13:9780064421188

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 10

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Children in Grades 3 to 5 are already beginning to get a sense of the more important figures in human history. One of the most influential, controversial and enigmatic African-American leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X is a name children can become more familiar with in this carefully written introduction by acclaimed chapter-book author Arnold Adoff, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez. The charismatic leader, who became a black Muslim while incarcerated for radical activities, founded a rival group in 1963 called the Organization of African-American Unity. Despite Malcolm X’s zealous commitment to black brotherhood, enemies assassinated him in 1965. Malcolm X brings a much-needed story to younger readers in clear, direct prose. 

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"This honest book introduces young readers to a remarkable man."-- "The New York Times Book Review""An honest, clear, unsentimental picture of a complex and remarkable black leader."-- "The Chicago Tribune"