Betty


The Helen Betty Osborne Story
by David A Robertson | Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson

Grade: for grades 9–12
SKU: 978-1-55379-544-5 Categories: ,

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Helen Betty Osborne, 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.

Note: Given the sensitive nature of the content in Betty, it may not be suitable for all readers. It is recommended that Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story should be considered for students in Grade 9 or above. A Teacher’s Guide to Student Inquiry is available for FREE to teachers wishing to utilize the graphic novel in the classroom.

Shortlisted for the High Plains Book Award

Chosen for In The Margins official list, 2016

Chosen for White Ravens 2016#WRlist2016

Selected for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2015

Approved resource for Manitoba classrooms

Betty is available as an eBook in ePUB and PDF formats. Select a format using the drop-down menu to the left and checkout as usual. You will be sent an email with instructions to download the file.

…a powerful indictment of the racism, sexism and indifference that has led to the epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.
—Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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