Malcolm X by Walter Dean Myers audiobook

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

By Walter Dean Myers
Read by JD Jackson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
4.32 Hours Unabridged
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As a fourteen-year-old, he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At sixteen, he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem, he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At nineteen, he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At twenty, he was in prison. It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being black means in America—beliefs that shook America then and still shake America today. Walter Dean Myers’ classic biography sheds light on a black man whose beliefs changed America.

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

An Honor Book for the 1994 Coretta Scott King Award

As a fourteen-year-old, he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At sixteen, he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem, he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At nineteen, he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At twenty, he was in prison. It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being black means in America—beliefs that shook America then and still shake America today. Walter Dean Myers’ classic biography sheds light on a black man whose beliefs changed America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fervent portrait of the controversial man who ‘put the hard edge on the [civil rights] movement’ and ‘scared America’ with his anger…Steer readers to Myers for a sense of the rage and frustration that fueled Malcolm X’s brief career.” Kirkus Reviews
“J. D. Jackson’s narration of this 1994 biography has the understated assuredness of a master and keeps the focus on Walter Dean Myers’ beautiful text. Occasionally, Jackson’s voice resonates with pain, as it does during the tragedies of Malcolm’s childhood. Overall, Jackson’s voice is like a steady wind steering the story on a perfectly charted course. The text doesn’t shy away from the controversial or painful truths surrounding the civil rights leader. It asserts the validity of anger in the face of oppression without romanticizing it. Likewise, it deals with the comparisons made between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X by digging deeper into the larger dialogue within the struggle for civil rights and showing the two leaders’ different perspectives to be parts of a larger whole. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Myers has done a fine job of introducing the reader to Malcolm X and of detailing his life from childhood through his time in prison to his rise to leadership of the Nation of Islam. Historical information about civil rights in the United States clarifies Malcolm’s choices...An excellent choice for any school or home library.” Horn Book Guide
“Myers…strikes a good balance between his subject’s personal life and broader social issues and movements. Myers does not judge whether or not Malcolm X's views were better than those of King but rather shows how both appealed to specific audiences and contributed to the struggles of the 1960s…Myers’ evenhanded approach will provoke thought and discussion among reluctant readers, who may find [other books] slow going.” School Library Journal
“It is with incisive, precise prose that the author chronicles the labyrinthine path of Malcolm’s life…seamlessly fusing historical notes on the era with the activist’s story…The inclusion of quotations from Malcolm X’s eloquent autobiography brings an added dimension to Myers’ account and successfully rounds out this carefully researched portrait of a deeply devoted individual.” Publishers Weekly
“Myers traces Malcolm Little’s life from his childhood experience…Myers does a terrific job of contrasting Malcolm X’s ‘by any means necessary’ message and style with Martin Luther King’s advocacy of nonviolent protest. In the process, the reader gets an inside look at the Civil Rights movement in America during the 1960s.” ALAN Review
“If one can choose only one book about Malcolm X, this is the book of choice.” VOYA

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.32
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English