Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19 Birthday: Malcolm X

Malcolm X, civil rights advocate
May 19, 1925-Feb. 21, 1965

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Leonard Jenkins (HarperCollins, 2000)

Malcolm X did not have an easy childhood and was assassinated at the age of 40. In an account of his life, readers will gain insights into this controversial and influential leader.

The Offical Web Site of Malcolm X contains a biography, chronology, achievements, photos, and fast facts about this civil rights activist.