Malcolm X except for what I read in this book in seminary. I really liked the book a lot, I remember, but I need to re-read it or read more. Betty Before X written by Ilyasah Shabazz, and Renée Watson about her mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz.
Dr. Shabazz and Malcolm X are buried at Fercliff Cemetery, where Judy's remains rest. Had I known that I would have visited their graves when I went to visit Judy's.
I highly recommend this book. It is very well done and accessible for middle schoolers and really piqued my interest, not just about Dr. X about her husband as well.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.