Malcolm X

Malcolm X

By Arnold Adoff; Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780064421188, 64pp.

Publication Date: January 2000


Malcolm X lived in difficult times - when some thought that black people were inferior to white people. But Malcolm believed that black people should stand up for their rights and he preached this belief everywhere he went. His message became popular because it was one of hope and pride. But it also became dangerous, because some people didn't agree with him. In 1965, one of these people shot and killed him. Even though his life was cut short by hatred, Malcolm X's ideas still affect people of all races. Here is his amazing story.

An ALA Notable Children's Book

About the Author
Arnold Adoff is the recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children for the body of his work. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio. To learn more, please visit

Rudy Gutierrez is a Pura Belpre Honor-winning illustrator who has also created album art, most notably for the group Santana s acclaimed release Shaman. He teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Bogota, New Jersey. To learn more, please visit