Betty Before X

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Betty Before X
Spoken
Word
CD
2018 | 270 min.
Order #: 
162860
Vendor order no.: 
9781427293688
ISBN #: 
9781427293688
Edition: 
Retail
Abridged/Unabridged: 
Unabridged
Supplier: 
MPS
$29.99 4 pk
Product Description: 

Author: Ilyasah Shabazz with Renee Watson; Reader: Ilyasah Shabazz.

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.

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 audiobook, painting an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young listeners today.

Review source: 
School Library Journal