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/Adu
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The Helen Betty Osborne Story will break your heart! Betty's tragic story seamlessly connects to the present day and is a must read for young people today. David Robertson an jScott Henderson weave these horrific details with immense compassion and gentleness. We are left knowing more. We are left knowing how to start doing more.