Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic Focus)
As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of hisclass and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Bostonnightclub. In Harlem he was known as Detroit Red, a slick streetoperator. At 19 he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars.At 20 he was in prison.It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey thatwould lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developedhis beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs thatshook America then, and still shake America today.Few men in American history are as controversial or compellingas Malcolm X. In this Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Walter DeanMyers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott KingAward winner, portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict,troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy.