Betty Before X

ISBN-10: 1250294185
ISBN-13: 9781250294180
Author: Shabazz, Ilyasah and Renee Watson
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: December 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 256

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 810L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

A powerful middle-grade novel about the childhood activism of Malcolm X's wife, written by their daughter, describes how young Betty finds confidence and purpose by volunteering for the Housewives League in 1945 Detroit, learning skills and developing awareness that inspires her future as a Civil Rights icon.
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