Betty Mae Tiger is the granddaughter and daughter of Seminole healers. Her father was French. She and her family were "outcast" from the Seminole tribe, but her grandmother and mother made sure she understood her heritage. When Betty Mae got her first glimpse of school, she begged her family to let her go. At 14, she learned to read, left home to attend school, and returned to the Seminole tribe first as a nurse, and ultimately as the first woman elected to be the Seminole tribal leader.
Gorgeous illustrations complement this picture book biography of Betty Mae Jumper. Readers are in for a treat!
Beautiful in story, illustration, and spirit. When I read the poem in the preface, I was a little bit concerned about a biography written in rhyme. But it isn't. Even though the story is told in short stanzas, they are beautifully written and packed with power and hope.
This is a picture book biography told as a poem and a story.
Although the book is primarily a biography, there is a lot of history, too. The chronology offers readers specific milestones and windows into how the world \"thought\" at various times. With older readers, definitely take the time to read the author\'s note at the back ... kids may not think much of newspapers, but one article inspired a book.
9 to 12
6 to 9
Borrow, at least. This is a beautifully illustrated book. If you're looking for a story with a strong, positive, before-her-time female, then this is one to read.