Betty Before Xby Ilyasah Shabazz with Renée Watson
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- Grades: 5 - 9
- Ages: 10 - 14
At her Detroit church, this preteen met the civil rights leaders who would inspire her to fight for justice her whole life!
Inspiring Biographical Fiction, Civil Rights from a Child’s Point of View, Extensive Back Matter to Provide Historical Context
Topics and Themes:
Betty Shabazz, Detroit, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Housewives League, Civil Rights, Malcolm X
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Inspired by Betty’s real life—but expanded upon and fictionalized through collaboration with novelist Renée Watson—Ilyasah Shabazz illuminates four poignant years in her mother’s childhood with this book, painting an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today.