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Autobiography of Malcom X
by Ray Shepard
This is the story of a man who lived several distinct chapters of a great American life. From petty criminal to defiant race rights fighter to leader of the Black Muslim movement, his life story is provocative and engrossing.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published December 4th 1973 by Cliffs Notes
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the journey Malcolm little embarked to become El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Before reading this book I knew very little about Malcolm X; before all I could tell you about him is that he was a civil rights leader. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Malcolm X now is an honest man. This book was extremely insightful in terms of race, religion and the way the American system works. I found it insightful because of the way he evolved mentally from the tim ...more
It was very informative but very violent. I think it deserves a good rating becuase it was a quick book and is very intriguing. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read graphic novels and loves the post-civil war drama. It was very strange how I was always taught about how MLK jr. was such a savior. But Malcolm was all most as important. Schools should teach more about him and his acts of equality but not the parts of violence.
Malcolm X is born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska. The Midwest, during this period, is full of discrimination and racial violence. Malcolm’s family moves to Michigan where they continue to experience persecution and violence. White people murder Malcolm’s father and force his mother into a mental hospital. After living in a Michigan detention home and completing the eighth grade, Malcolm moves to Boston, Massachusetts, to live with his half-sister, Ella. In Boston Malcolm quickly becomes invo ...more
At first when i was reading the intro i didn't like the book but then when i actually began to get into the book it became interesting. His life was so hard but he still managed to do good in school. He was young when everything happened in his life and he thought that white people accepted us but when he got to an older age he understood that they would never accept us.
I thought it was a very good book. I didn't think I would enjoy it with the amount of pages it had, but I enjoyed every page of it. The thing I liked most about this book is how the vocabulary was so complex. I enjoy reading books with difficult words.