A Marked Man
The Assassination of Malcolm X
February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in Manhattan.
Few were shocked by the news of Malcolm X‘s death. Since 1952 the former member of the Nation of Islam had supported the Nation‘s philosophy of violence as the method to achieve justice for blacks in the United States. But in March 1964, after a major shift in his philosophy, Malcolm changed his message. He no longer agreed with the Nation of Islam and feuded with its leaders.
In this chronicle of an assassination, find out the answers to the questions about who assassinated Malcolm and learn more about the impact of Malcolm X‘s life, and his death, on civil rights in the United States.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Category||Diversity, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||88|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.6|
- Jefferson Cup Award Honorable Mention
- Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
School Library Journal
Doeden successfully distinguishes between fact and conjecture….The striking design will certainly capture readers’ attention." —School Library Journal
“Doeden gives a short but solid introduction to the life of Malcolm X….The design of the book is simple and powerful.” —BayViews
“®eadable, well-designed…. Back matter is robust and should lead interested readers in further pursuit of the truth.”—Booklist
“Doeden thoroughly explores… the circumstances of Malcolm’s assassination, the trial and conviction of the killers, and the rumors of conspiracies and coverups that persist. A brief but impressively insightful and engaging overview of the life and assassination of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews