She Sang Promise

Library of Congress, appreciations for the ONE of 52 GREAT READS designation.

Library of Congress, appreciations for the ONE of 52 GREAT READS designation.

SHE SANG PROMISE: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper,  Seminole Tribal Leader from National Geographic Society 2010     ISBN 978.1.4263.0592.4
 ( after the magazine cover, continue about 11 pages into the issue)

She Sang Promise is recommended by Kirkus,  School Library Journal, Children’s Literature, , Reading is Fundamental & others.

It is part of the Accelerated Reader program.

It is listed by the American Library Association as a 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project Top 10 Book.

For more, please see this glow page .


Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the subject of SHE SANG PROMISE, is honored in the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame & on two Smithsonian music CDs. She was a teen on her first day of Kindergarten. She couldn’t read or write English. She became a newspaper editor & author & legendary storyteller for her Tribe.  In the English language.

She served a U.S. President on an advisory committee.

She was the first woman elected a leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. And, she also wrestled alligators.


Ask Jan for added resources, including recommended viewing/reading, tilted toward materials created by members of various Tribes in the U.S. & Canada.


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