cover image MALCOLM X: Fire Burning Bright

MALCOLM X: Fire Burning Bright

Walter Dean Myers, , illus. by Leonard Jenkins. . HarperTrophy/Amistad, $5.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-06-056201-4

In this excellent picture-book biography, Myers focuses on the challenging childhood of Malcolm Little, who would grow up to be Malcolm X, and draws upon the man's own words to illustrate his leadership qualities. Jenkins's lifelike portraits and often clashing color combinations effectively convey the unrest of the man and his times. Ages 5-8. (Jan.)