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“Betty’s tragic story seamlessly connects to the present day, and is a must read for young people. ”—Katherena Vermette, author

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. Met with silence and indifference, it was 16 years before anyone was charged with her tragic murder. Betty represents one of almost 1,200 Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or gone missing. This book is a true account. Content may be disturbing to some readers.


  • Nominated, Selected for In The Margins Official List, 2016.
  • Runner-up, Selected for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2015.
  • Winner, Selected for the White Raven 2016 list of international youth literature 2018