A Powerful Middle Grade Novel About The Childhood Activism Of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X S Wife, Written By Their DaughterIn Detroit 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 BornCollaborating 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
Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, is an activist, producer, motivational speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X and the picture book Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X She lives in Westchester County, New York.
- 256 pages
- Betty Before X
- Ilyasah Shabazz
- 16 January 2017 Ilyasah Shabazz