Malcolm X, later known by his Muslim name El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was a Black Muslim and a human right's activist who was active in the United States up until his assassination on February 21, 1965. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. This book is his story as a teenager and it was co-written by his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. There is also an amazing Spike Lee film about Malcom's life which was made in 1992 called "X" starring Denzel Washington and Angela Basset. We celebrate and thank Malcom X for his bravery and for standing up to make the world a better place for us all.