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Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice

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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 int ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Sterling
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Chrissie
Dec 14, 2015 Chrissie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A clear and concise presentation of Malcolm Little, more widely known as Malcolm X or el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, American Muslim minister and human rights activist. Born in 1925. Assassinated in 1965. It records his entire life from the burning of his house at the age of four, his father's early support of Marcus Garvey, his self-destructive youth, his 6.5 years in prison, conversion to Islam, his work with Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, his mind-altering experiences in Mecca in 1964 an ...more
Mohammed
Malcolm Little, wanted to live his life as a young boy. He wanted the life that every kid dreamed of. But his house got burnt down and he was at a time when black people weren't treated like white people. So then he wanted to make him self happy and make the black people happy too. Then he became a black nationalist speaker. He gave strong lectures to blacks and made them feel proud to be black.
Saralovesbooks
Mar 11, 2015 Saralovesbooks rated it really liked it
This is the biography of Malcolm X, an important revolutionary voice in 1950's and 1960's. It is difficult to rate a biography, but I will just concentrate in the information given in the book. As a teenager and non-english speaker the language used was very clear and easy to understand, is incredible how we scan through all the stages of the life of Malcolm. His story demonstrate how much power words can have, even they are not the correct message the way you distributed is sometimes more ...more
Maya
Apr 05, 2016 Maya rated it really liked it
This book interested me because I enjoyed the facts that were told, and the stories. Each story told about his childhood fascinated me, and helped me appreciate him and what I have. I would really recommend this book to people who like to learn about current events even though Malcolm X isnt very current!
Elizabeth
Apr 10, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was both informative and easy to tackle. I look forward to learning more about Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam. The book includes a glossary with words such as brainwashed and demagogue and is followed with an index. Recommended for K-12 libraries and is highly appropriate for Black History Month programming and display ideas.
Ibrahim Al-Otaibi
Jun 06, 2013 Ibrahim Al-Otaibi rated it it was amazing
I really loved this personality, because he change the wronge path he chose out of hatred and mindingless of the danger he caused him self in. (there is agreat book about Malcom which the write minshined it in the book)
Zoe Smith
Jul 20, 2016 Zoe Smith rated it really liked it
I decided to do Malcolm X for my English assignment. I knew nothing of man until I read this. Without searching him up I was given a clear description of who he is, how he made difference and what he did. This book gave me a good perspective of the life of Malcolm
FaithToshi
Jan 28, 2015 FaithToshi rated it really liked it
This book was a good short read. straight to the point and educational. I like that the chapters broken up and a glossary. good read
M. D.
Jun 30, 2014 M. D. rated it liked it
Very informative and educational -- a good read
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