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Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz
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it was amazing

This was such a beautiful and inspiring story! I honestly didn't know much about Betty Shabazz before she met Malcolm X and seeing this glimpse into her childhood is both heart-breaking and inspiring.

There were some tough parts to read that deal with racism and child abuse but it was all done tastefully. So many books get off on the shock value of these painful experiences but every difficult scene in this book felt purposeful in the way it was told.

There's even a section in the back that talks more in depth about Betty Shabazz and the characters in the book. EXCELLENT read for kids, especially young black girls.
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Reading Progress

January 12, 2018 – Started Reading
January 12, 2018 – Shelved
January 13, 2018 – Finished Reading

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