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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic Focus)

By Walter Dean Myers   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338309850 Paperback
224 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338652963 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers.

As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At 19 he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At 20 he was in prison.

It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today.

Few men in American history are as controversial or compelling as Malcolm X. In this Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Walter Dean Myers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict, troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy.

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Praise for Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary:

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor List selection
A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year

"A fervent portrait." — Kirkus Reviews

* "Incisive, precise prose... [A] carefully researched portrait of a deeply devoted individual." — Publishers Weekly, starred review