She sang promise : the story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole tribal leader (Book, 2010) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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She sang promise : the story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole tribal leader

Author: Jan Godown Annino; Lisa Desimini; Moses Jumper
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter of a Seminole woman and a white man. She grew up in the Everglades under dark clouds of distrust among her tribe who could not accept her at first. As a child of a mixed marriage, she walked the line as a constant outsider. Growing up poor and isolated, she only discovered the joys of reading and writing at age 14. An iron will and sheer determination led her to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Picture books
History
Juvenile works
Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Betty Mae Jumper; Betty Mae Jumper; Betty Mae Jumper; Betty Mae Jumper
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Godown Annino; Lisa Desimini; Moses Jumper
ISBN: 9781426305924 1426305923 9781426305931 1426305931
OCLC Number: 318970565
Notes: Cover title.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011.
Target Audience: AD820L; Sentence length: 3 (medium); Word frequency: 1 (very easy)
Description: 33, [7] pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 x 28 cm
Other Titles: Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole tribal leader
Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole tribal leader
Responsibility: by Jan Godown Annino ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini ; afterword by Moses Jumper, Jr.

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Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter of a Seminole woman and a white man. She grew up in the Everglades under dark clouds of distrust among her tribe who could not accept her at first. As a child of a mixed marriage, she walked the line as a constant outsider. Growing up poor and isolated, she only discovered the joys of reading and writing at age 14. An iron will and sheer determination led her to success, and she returned to her people as a qualified nurse. When her husband was too sick to go to his alligator wrestling tourist job, gutsy Betty Mae climbed right into the alligator pit! Storyteller, journalist, and community activist, Betty Mae Jumper was a voice for her people, ultimately becoming the first female elected Seminole tribal leader.
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A book that was made for you!

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-26) Excellent Permalink

I read She Sang Promise today and as I read the book I enjoyed it. It had really good colorful illustrations. Also, the text wasn't too hard to read so She Sang Promise is a good book for anybody. This book is a story of Betty Mae Jumper that became a Seminole Tribal. Since she was determined to get...
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SHE SANG PROMISE

by bookseedstudio (WorldCat user published 2009-08-24) Excellent Permalink

Greetings to our Readers.

The team that brings you this creative non-fiction picture book, illustrator Lisa Desimini, Moses Jumper Jr., who wrote the book's letter to children in the afterword & myself, the writer, feel children of all ages will want to know about the story of Betty Mae...
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