Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly


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"I believe in recognizing every human being
as a human being, neither white, black, brown, nor red."

This was just one of the messages that Malcolm X brought to people of color. He lived by the idea that black people should demand equality by taking their lives and futures into their own hands. With guidance from the religious leader Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm became one of the most powerful leaders of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s, and his beliefs live on today.

Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, together with illustrator Leonard Jenkins, delivers a straightforward and compelling portrayal of one of America's most influential figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060562014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 534,741
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Leonard Jenkins received his B.F.A. from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He is the illustrator of Sunflower Island by Carol Greene, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Mr. Jenkins lives in New York City.

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Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaowangVater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A short picture book biography sketches the important milestones of the black Muslim leader's life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book to help introduce Malcolm X to my 8yr old, but it failed to present the scope of this incredible person. The pictures were distractingly abstract and the writing was boring. It glossed over key points too quickly. Overall, I am still looking for a decent and inspiring childrens book on him.