• Illustrated By: Scott B. Henderson
  • Pages:30
  • Publisher:Portage & Main Press
  • Themes:Indigenous graphic novel, Comics young adults, Teen, Indian boarding school, Federal government
  • Available:04/27/2015
  • Age Groups:Graphic Novel 12+
  • Lexile:HL450L

Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left home to attend residential school and later moved to The Pas, Manitoba, to attend high school. 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. This is her story.

Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story has been selected as a White Raven 2016 by the International Youth Library for its annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature. This year’s White Ravens catalogue contains 200 titles in 42 languages from 60 countries.

Selected for In The Margins Official List, 2016.
– In The Margins
Selected for the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2015.
– Canadian Children’s Book Centre

...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
Selected for the White Raven 2016 list of international youth literature   | 2018  |  Winner
White Raven list of international youth literature   | 2018  |  Winner
Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2015  |  Commended