By Johnny Smith
Adapted by Margeaux Weston
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- Hardcover $18.99 $23.99 CAD
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Discover the remarkable relationship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, and how their bond affected the movement for Black pride and independence in the 1960s in this nonfiction book for young readers.
★ "From Civil Rights to Black Pride and Black Lives Matter, there isn’t one social justice movement that these two men haven’t impacted." —SLJ, starred review
Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X is the story of how Ali redefined what it means to be a Black athlete in America, informed by Malcolm's leadership. An extraordinary portrait of love, friendship, and power as well as deceit and betrayal, here is a window into the public and private lives of two national icons, and the tumultuous period in the American Civil Rights Movement that they helped to shape.
Praise for Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X:School Library Journal, starred review
★ "A nuanced look at the complicated friendship that shaped so much of Black history. From Civil Rights to Black Pride and Black Lives Matter, there isn’t one social justice movement that these two men haven’t impacted. Purchase for all American history shelves."
"If I would recommend this book to a friend, I would tell them about the power of this book and how it shows the power of friendship. If they wanted to read something to change their lives, they should definitely try reading Muhammad Ali and Malcom X."Jackson, age 17
"Effectively shows how the intersection of these two magnetic personalities added powerful and complicating dimensions to their lives and the world around them. The tenor and tone of the period clearly come through, thanks to the extensive research and engaging prose. An important volume for understanding a volatile time in U.S. history."Kirkus Reviews
"This well-crafted narrative ... provides context and in-depth insight into the real people dealing with real issues during the complicated Civil Rights Movement. While this title could easily be purchased by libraries for their nonfiction collection, it could also be used for in-class book studies in both history and English classes."School Library Journal
"[A] provocative history.... Roberts and Smith map the relationship between the troubled icons in painstaking detail and debunk long-held assumptions about their break.... Roberts and Smith bring a fresh perspective to the story in the civil rights movement, and capture the ferment of the broader era."Publishers Weekly
"The authors capture both the remarkable public presence of each man and their vulnerability in a country where the framework of segregation was a barrier to their safety and success. An admiring, respectful presentation of their time as young stars."BCCB
"I would tell my friends that this book is about Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X's life and how they fought for everyone to be equal. This book also talks about Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X's impact on equality."Jacob, age 15
"The text provides ample historical and social context [and] creates insightful profiles of both men. . . .will help teens sort through this period's various allegiances and influences, and the promised back matter should interest researchers."Booklist
"I will remember what I learned about the Nation of Islam which I had previously been unaware about. I would recommend this book to a friend if they were interested about this time period, people, or events discussed in the book."Hudson, Age 15
- On Sale
- Oct 3, 2023
- Page Count
- 240 pages
- Christy Ottaviano Books