Malcolm X

A Fire Burning Brightly

by Walter Dean Myers, Leonard Jenkins

On Sale: 12/23/2003

Malcolm X

A Fire Burning Brightly

by Walter Dean Myers

illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

On Sale: 12/23/2003

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School Library Journal Best Book

New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

About the Book

“A compelling account. A perfect blend of well-written text and well-executed illustrations.” (School Library Journal starred review)

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

Malcolm X 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.

This nonfiction picture book is a strong choice to share in the classroom or home, and for book reports and research by young readers.

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Critical Praise

"The pictures express the intense inner conflict and changes in the boy and man On almost every page, there's a quote in bold black type from Malcolm X's speeches or writings. They make us hear his voice." - Booklist

“Myers makes the complexities of Malcolm X’s story accessible without compromising its integrity. Leonard Jenkins’s sophisticated acrylic and pastel paintings use neon colors; they blend realism with abstraction to heighten the underlying emotional drama.” - The Horn Book

“A compelling account. A perfect blend of well-written text and well-executed illustrations.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060562014
  • ISBN 10: 0060562013
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 12/23/2003
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

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