Friday, October 12, 2012

She Sang Promise The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader By Jan Godown Annino Illustrated by Lisa Desimini

This reader has read very few biographies that were as interesting and enjoyable as She Sang Promise by Jan Godown Annimo.  What a delightful and inspiring story of Betty Mae Jumper, a Seminole child “Tribal Elders wanted to throw away in the swamp” who grew to be the leader of her tribe during the 1960’s when few women of any culture were in permitted into positions of leadership.  How hardworking, committed, unwavering in her convictions was Betty Mae Jumper, a woman ahead of her time. 

As a tribal leader, Betty Mae Jumper became a voice for her people blazing a trail for education, healthy medical practices and the preservation of her people.  Readers both young and old will find this book to be interesting, inspirational and informative as well as beautifully illustrated in the vivid colors and patterns that have been representative of the beautiful people of the Seminole tribe of Florida.   (reviewed by J.La Tour)

Published by: National Geographic Society. National Geographic Childen's Books. Visit the author's website at:  Lisa Desimini

DISCLOSURE:  The author provided ACS a complimentary copy for the library in exchange for an honest review of the book.  Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer.  

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