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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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ONE OF TIME'S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.

Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X

"Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book."--The New York Times

"This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle."--I. F. Stone

Author: Malcolm X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 01/15/1992
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.86lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780345376718

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.5
Point Value: 32
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 7103 / Autobiography of Malcolm X


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/15/1999 pg. 1025

About the Author
Alex Haley is the world-renowned author of Roots, which has sold six million hardcover copies and has been translated into thirty languages. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alex Haley died in February 1992.

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