Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic Focus) (Paperback)
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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.

About the Author

The late Walter Dean Myers was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of an award-winning body of work which includes Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Monster. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Book Awards, and three National Book Award Finalist citations. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338309850
ISBN-10: 1338309854
Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction
Publication Date: December 26th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English