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Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz
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it was amazing

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/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!
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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 learning more about Betty’s family and friends, along with her contributions during Malcolm X’s life and after his death.
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January 3, 2018 – Shelved

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