Malcolm X

Malcolm X

By Any Means Necessary : A Biography

Book - 1993
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In this highly praised, award-winning biography, Walter Dean Myers portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict, troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book and an ALA Notable Children's Book. Photos.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c1993.
ISBN: 9780590464840
Branch Call Number: BP223.Z8 L5764 1993
Characteristics: xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 28, 2018

Malcolm little started off as a gangsta teen/young 20s and ended up being a famous civil rights activist in the 1950s. After doing 7 years in jail due to a robbery and association with white girls he did a complete change and left the gangsta life behind him. Malcolm had a trouble life while he was a kid. Father dies for being killed from racist white supremacy group and mother put into a mental hospital. Malcolm went to foster homes and caught himself caught up in the streets. He ends up getting locked up and in jail he meets somebody every special. Malcolm changes his mindset , religion and last name and gets ready to start a new life. He becomes a civil rights activist and speaks for the nation of islam and the mistreated black people during segregation. Becoming a hero to the African Americans and a wanted dead man for the white people later on he is murdered.
My evaluation on the book was very interesting. I been knew about Malcolm x and his story , but reading a biography on his whole life was interesting because I never knew certain things had happened in his life. For example I didn't know that malcolm x father was killed by the KKK and I never knew that his mom was put in a mental hospital.
I recommend this book to young people oe people around my age because it's good to know your history and especially black young kids because people fought for our rights and we should not take advantage if them.
- mariama crump

Jul 20, 2015

At first I thought this book would be really boring but it isn't. I enjoyed and also learned a lot from it example - Malcolm x and Martin Luther king Jr wanted the same thing (freedom for blacks) but had two different approaches and how they only met in their entire life times

Jan 02, 2015

i need this book right away because i need to do my homework for break


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