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The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic…

The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic Novel

by David Alexander Robertson

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Even though this graphic novelization of Helen Betty Osborne's life is at times difficult to follow, it is compelling as a study of the heroine's early life, unfulfilled dreams, and ultimate sacrifice. The theme of one person making a difference is also a predominant, reoccurring motif throughout the text. Although this is powerful, tragic subject matter, this graphic novel is supported by the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Fund, and would be worthwhile reading as an extension of classroom discussions on racism, the impact of residential schools, and the emergence of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry that resulted from the criminal case. ( )
  keatkin | Jul 31, 2010 |
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Helen Betty Osborne dreamed of becoming a teacher. Sadly, her dream never came true. Helen left her home in Norway House, Manitoba, to attend Guy Hill Residential School in 1969. In September 1971, she entered Margaret Barbour Collegiate in The Pas, Manitoba. Two months later, on November 13, 1971, she was brutally murdered by four young, white men. Years later, the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry concluded that her murder was the result of racism, sexism, and indifference. The Life of Helen Betty Osborne is a graphic novel about Betty s life up to that tragic November day. Her story is told by a young boy named Daniel. The events in Betty s story are true. The events in Daniel s story represent our ability to change, learn, and grow

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