Betty Before X
This book for the blind is offered in Original or Unified English Braille.What is Original Braille?What is Unified English Braille
- Package Weight: about 3.5 pounds.
Product DescriptionIn Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty's house doesn't quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she cant 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 Rene Watson - Ilyasah Shabazz illuminates four poignant years in her mother's childhood with this book. She paints an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today.
Ask a Question About this Product
(From the Biographies shelf.)