|Malcolm X in his own words (Eyewitness to history)|
Author: Machajewski, Sarah
Uses the embattled leader's own words to explore his life, from the early death of his father to his own untimely death. Also examines his teachings, which at times countered the civil rights movement of Martin Luther King Jr., and more.
Common Core Standards
Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/15/2014 Each of the new titles in the Eyewitness to History series spotlights a notable figure of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Despite the titles, these are not autobiographies but biographies that make excellent use of the many quotes from their subjects and, sometimes, their contemporaries speaking about them. A typical two-page section looks at a particular time, event, or issue in the person’s life and includes at least one quote in the main text or a related feature. Illustrated with well-chosen archival photos, these slender books pack in a surprising amount of relevant information about the people profiled and the social context of their times. Malcolm X looks at this leader’s background, his approach to civil rights for black Americans, and his role in the movement. A concise, readable, and informative series of biographies for young people. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.