Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice (Sterling Biographies Series)

Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice (Sterling Biographies Series)

by Beatrice Gormley




What is looked upon as an American dream for white people has long been an American nightmare for black people. Malcolm X—born Malcolm Little—experienced that nightmare firsthand even as a small boy, when white supremacists firebombed his family home. Such terrifying moments, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped Malcolm’s life, transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time. Beatrice Gormley, a prolific author of biographies for young people, captures Malcolm X’s growth: his youth as a petty criminal; jailhouse conversion to the Nation of Islam; marriage to Betty Shabazz, which yielded four children; break with Elijah Muhammad and embrace of traditional Islam; and assassination in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402745898
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Series: Sterling Biographies Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Truth in Black and White     1
A Move to the North     2
A Family Destroyed     12
Malcolm the Mascot     20
Lured by the Nightlife     28
From Paradise to Hell     37
Discovering the Nation of Islam     43
Education Behind Bars     50
Black and Proud     58
Spreading the Word     67
Showing Black Power     75
The Growth of Two Movements     83
Face of the NOI     95
A New Outlook     103
A "Black Shining Prince"     112
Glossary     120
Bibliography     121
Image Credits     122
About the Author     122
Index     123

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