There will be different answers to this question because I think that the work impacts different people on multiple levels. For me, I was left moved by the power of transformation and the yearning to have seen Malcolm X live. Simply put, what would he say if he were living today? Could he have imagined a world that is so vastly different from his own condition? What would he have said to a setting where racism and discrimination looks vastly different from what he experienced in the narrative? I think that this is where I was when I finished reading the book. Even to this day, I don't think I can go far in articulating the power of the work in not describing the power of transformation and what it means to be a human being. One of the most modern constructs is the idea of freedom and the ability to change oneself and Malcolm X embodies this. From Malcolm Little to Detroit Red to Malcolm X to El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, there is a level of personal transformation that is unprecedented. When we speak to kids about the idea of being whoever they want to be and always embracing change, Malcolm X becomes one of the foremost examples in proving this.