"Malcolm X was a pioneering figure in the black pride movement, and his life story is sure to captivate young readers. Readers learn about his life and legacy--from his childhood to the aftermath of his assassination in 1965--through age-appropriate text and detailed historical photographs. Sidebars provide additional information about this legendary civil rights leader, and graphic organizers clarify essential concepts. Malcolm X lived a life of outspoken activism. As readers discover fascinating details about his life, they also discover the importance of standing up for their beliefs and being proud of who they are."--Provided by publisher.
Born in violent times -- Violence in his childhood -- Turning to crime -- Turning away from crime -- A powerful leader emerges -- Opinions and views -- Breaking away -- Many changes in 1964 -- Death -- The autobiography -- His legacy -- Glossary.