Malcolm X Learning To Read Summary

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“Learning to Read”, by Malcolm X reveals that he had a reading and writing problem. Malcolm X wanted to get the attention of Elijah Muhammad, but did not have the skills to write to him through letter while he was in jail. Muhammad was a religious leader and all Malcolm X knew was his street slang. Malcolm X was frustrated that he cannot express his thoughts through letter, because he didn’t know how. He decided while he was in jail to learn how to write and read, by copying the dictionary. It was difficult for him to copy the dictionary, because he had bad penmanship. That didn’t stop him from copying the dictionary and he kept practicing. After many months of practicing, he was able to read and write. He can finally write to Mr. Muhammad
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