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Betty Before X A Powerful Middle Grade Novel About The Childhood Activism Of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X S Wife, Written By Their Daughter.In Detroit, 1945, Eleven Year Old Betty S House Doesn T Quite Feel Like Home She Believes Her Mother Loves Her, But She Can T Shake The Feeling That Her Mother Doesn T Want Her Church Helps Those Worries Fade, If Only For A Little While The Singing, The Preaching, The Speeches From Guest Activists Like Paul Robeson And Thurgood Marshall Stir African Americans In Her Community To Stand Up For Their Rights Betty Quickly Finds Confidence And Purpose In Volunteering For The Housewives League, An Organization That Supports Black Owned Businesses Soon, The American Civil Rights Icon We Now Know As Dr Betty Shabazz Is Born.Collaborating With Novelist Ren E Watson, Ilyasah Shabazz Illuminates Four Poignant Years In Her Mother S Childhood, Painting A Beautiful And Inspiring Portrait Of A Girl Overcoming The Challenges Of Self Acceptance And Belonging That Will Resonate With Young Readers Today.


10 thoughts on “Betty Before X

  1. says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusIn the 1940s, young Betty Dean is being raised by a beloved aunt who feels that Betty s mother didn t take good care of her The mother has remarried, moved to Detroit, and had other young daughters When her aunt dies, Betty is forced to leave her comfortable life in the south to be raised in a crowded apartment with her step sisters She spends a lot of time at church a...


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    I m going to give this a tentative 3.5 stars because I don t entirely know how to rate it The first half was beautiful, full of tenderness and humanity I loved it Loved it About halfway through, though, it morphs into a series of didactic adult conversations overheard by Betty before ending rather abruptly When all is said and done, there s no real story arc to speak of The writing is approachable and this would probably be a f...


  3. says:

    I have seen quite a bit of publicity about this ttile, and am glad I took the time to read it Betty is a strong, loving, forgiving character shown by her continued love and her respect for her mother des...


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    SummaryBetty Dean, age eleven, moves up north to Detroit in the early 1940s to live with her mother after her Aunt Fannie Mae dies Betty s mother, whom she calls Ollie Mae, had Betty as a teenager and their relationship is distant Betty isn t quite old enough to understand why her mother tells her that she is ungrateful, ornery, and like her daddy, bad to the core.Fellow churchgoers Mr and Mrs Malloy take Betty in Mrs Malloy is a leader in the Housewives League, and organization that boyco SummaryBetty Dean, age eleven, moves up north to Detroit in the early 1940s to live with her mother after her Aunt Fannie Mae dies Betty s mother, whom she calls Ollie Mae, had Betty as a teenager and their relationship is distant Betty isn t quite old enough to understand why her mother tells her that she is ungrateful, ornery, and like her daddy, bad to the core.Fellow churchgoers Mr and Mrs Malloy take Betty in Mrs Malloy is a leader in the Housewives League, and organization that boycotts businesses that don t hire black employees or ...


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    I thought most of this was quite good, so the spots that lapsed into telling not showing did stick out a bit The endnote says some things were fabricated to beeducational, and in retrospect that shows and I wish they hadn t done that We learn a great deal just from Betty s experience.


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    This was both hopeful and heartbreaking at once Before she was a smart, strong, resilient woman, Betty was a smart, strong, resilient girl Betty s childhood was not easy She was taken by her grandmother as an infant to live with her aunt after she discovered that Betty s mother wasn t taking good care of her She loved her aunt and was quite happy with her, however she died while Betty was still young so Betty heads to Detroit to live with her mother and step brothers and half sisters Bu it This was both hopeful and heartbreaking at once Before she was a smart, strong, resilient woman, Betty was a smart, strong, resilient girl Betty s childhood was not easy She was taken by her grandmother as an infant to live with her aunt after she discovered that Betty s mother wasn t taking good care of her She loved her aunt and was quite happy with her, how...


  7. says:

    5 for this historical mglit book by ilyasahshabazz and harlemportland, which comes out 1 2 18 Thanks to kidlitexchange for the review copy of this book All opinions are my own _ _ _ _ _ Swipe to see a summary of this historical fiction book about the childhood of Dr Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X._ _ _ _ _ This book will make a wonderful addition to every classroom or school library I was fascinated to learn about Betty s life in 1940s Detroit even as a middle schooler she was i 5 for this historical mglit book by ilyasahshabazz and harlemportland, which comes out 1 2 18 Thanks to kidlitexchange for the review copy of this book All opinions are my own _ _ _ _ _ Swipe to see a summary of this historical fiction book about the childhood of Dr Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X._ _ _ _ _ This book will make a wonderful addition to every classroom or school library I was fascinated to learn about Betty s life in 1940s Detroit even as a middle schooler she was involved in the civil rights movement I was horrified fascinated to learn about shoe inserts, which were black customers were required to wear when trying on shoes in white shoe stores The back matter is a wonderful addition to this historical fiction I really enjoyed learningabout Betty s family ...


  8. says:

    Black girls learningabout themselves, their beauty, and their capacity to make change These are the kinds of books I hope to seeof for readers of all ages, but especially those coming into their own Lovely to see Betty Shabazz celebrated in this way.


  9. says:

    Before she married Malcolm X, Betty was a girl full of her own dreams for a better future Written by one of her daughters.


  10. says:

    An accessible look into the early life and formative years of Civil Rights activist Dr Betty Shabazz Endnotes provide context to title, as the narrative ends years before Betty meets X.