Join Portland author Renée Watson for an inter-generational tea to celebrate the release of her new middle grade novel, Betty Before X, co-authored my Ilyasah Shabazz. Enjoy a reading, book discussion, Q&A, and book signing with Renée. Conversations will center on girlhood, women's empowerment, and the inspiring legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz.
This is a free event open to the public and space is limited. The first fifty guests 18 years old and under will receive a free, signed book.
Location: North Portland Library: 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
For more information, visit the Multnomah County Library website.
About Betty Before X:
BETYY BEFORE X is a middle grade, historical fiction novel inspired by the real life of Betty Shabazz. The book illuminates four poignant years in Betty's childhood and paints an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today. The book has received starred reviews and high acclaim, including praise from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who said, "Today is a time when fearless and uncompromising leadership is needed, and this story answers the call. It should be an inspiration and playbook to all women today, both young and old, who, like Betty, are paving their own path of strength."