Betty Before X

by Ilyasah Shabazz, Renée Watson

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. Photograph of Betty Shabazz. Author 's note. Note about Detroit in the 1940s. Note about Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Information about the main characters in the book. Time line.

ISBN: 9780374306106

JLG Release: May 2018

JLG Member Price

Realistic Fiction Middle

Grades 5-8


14 books / $16.30 a book