Malcolm X lived in difficult times - when some thought that black people were inferior to white people. But Malcolm believed that black people should stand up for their rights and he preached this belief everywhere he went. His message became popular because it was one of hope and pride.
But it also became dangerous, because some people didnt agree with him. In 1965, one of these people shot and killed him. Even though his life was cut short by hatred, Malcolm Xs ideas still affect people of all races.
Here is his amazing story. An ALA Notable Childrens Book Author Biography Arnold Adoff is the author of many childrens books, including Malcolm X, Street Music City Poems and Black is brown is tan. He lives with his wife in Ohio.
Describes the life, beliefs, and achievements of the controversial Black Muslim leader.