Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story-(FNCR 2017)

Highwater PressSKU: 9781553795445

Author:
Robertson, David Alexander
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
PB
Publisher:
Highwater Press

Price:
Sale price$16.00

Description

Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story by David Alexander Robertson and Scott B. Henderson is Portage and Main's revised edition of The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic Novel. Helen Betty Osborne (1952-1971), known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left her home to attend residential school and high school in a small town in Manitoba. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. Betty represents one of almost 1,200 Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or gone missing. In this revised edition the author has made the connection between Betty's aspirations and life story to the current call for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women. This book is a true account. Content may be disturbing to some readers. Betty:  The Helen Betty Osborne Story has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017.

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