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Autobiography of Malcolm X

by Malcolm X. Mass Market Paperback
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  • AR Level7.5
  • AR Quiz Number7103
  • AR Quiz Points32
  • AuthorMalcolm X.
  • Page Count496
  • ISBN100345350685
  • ISBN139780345350688
  • PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
  • Year Published1987
  • Grade Level7 - 12
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectPolitical activism
    Biography: general
    Ethnic studies
  • Lexile Level1120
  • IntroductionM. S. Handler
  • ImprintBallantine Books

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ONE OF "TIME" S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision "Brown v. Board of Education "in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passionately, than the rest. Malcolm X once called the most dangerous man in America challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it. In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley . In a unique collaboration, Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two years, interviewing, listening to, and understanding the most controversial leader of his time. Raised in Lansing, Michigan, Malcolm Little journeyed on a road to fame as astonishing as it was unpredictable. Drifting from childhood poverty to petty crime, Malcolm found himself in jail. It was there that he came into contact with the teachings of a little-known Black Muslim leader renamed Elijah Muhammad. The newly renamed Malcolm X devoted himself body and soul to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and the world of Islam, becoming the Nation s foremost spokesman. When his conscience forced him to break with Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity to reach African Americans across the country with an inspiring message of pride, power, and self-determination. "The Autobiography of Malcolm X "defines American culture and the African American struggle for social and economic equality that has now become a battle for survival. Malcolm s fascinating pers

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