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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter…

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

by Walter Dean Myers

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After reading "X" by Ilyasah Shabazz, I wanted to get a little more insight into the life of Malcolm X. Considering this book is "written for children", it contains a great deal of comprehensive and significant information not only about Malcolm X but also about other key political and civil rights people and issues that took place during Malcolm X's lifetime.

This book is definitely a great introduction to or starting point for further research on Malcolm X. ( )
  DMPrice | Dec 24, 2017 |
Growing up in the UK, I heard little about Malcolm X so this YA biography was a perfect place to begin. The text is straightforward, easy to follow, as well as being engaging. Myers explains the reasons behind the actions of Malcolm X and the Civil Rights movement. It's a thought-provoking book and an excellent choice for young adults. ( )
  VivienneR | Dec 14, 2016 |
I pretty much knew all of this but it was well written and interesting. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 11, 2016 |
Left after Monday night bball
  keithhamblen | Jun 6, 2016 |
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers was published in 1993. It is a nonfiction biography appropriate for middle school and high school students. The 200-page book contains 20 pictures. One fascinating inclusion is a picture of a page in the FBI’s file on Malcolm X.
Walter Dean Myers has won several awards for his novels fabout African-American teens and middle schoolers. He is well respected as an author.
The scope of this book is focused and deep. The chronology in the back of the book charts Malcolm’s life alongside the major events going on in the United States. This is an interesting way to organize the timeline.
Myers’ bibliography contains 14 books, four newspaper articles and four periodicals. Several pages of photo credits are included. An index contains the main topics of the book.
Myers does not use many direct quotes in the book, which is strange. It would seem easy to add direct quotes from someone who spoke so prolifically. The book has a certain distance to Malcolm X, and this would add to his voice. The contents page uses vague chapter titles such as “A New Message” and “The Word on the Street.”
Because Malcolm X is inherently interesting and Myers is so well known among students, the book would appeal to students. A lot of good information is included; particularly, a chapter that compares Malcolm X to Dr. Martin Luther King. ( )
  erinchauff | May 5, 2013 |
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Few men in American history are as controversial as Malcolm X. In this provocative biography, Myers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, presents a forthright portrait of a complex man whose life reflected the major events of our times.… (more)

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