Betty, a 15 year old high school student, has dreams of material wealth, which starkly contrasts with the lifestyle that she and her mother currently live. Like so many youths today, Betty saw quitting school and entering the workforce as the quickest path to making her dream a reality. It's only a brief experience with the real world ; however, that she realizes that educating the mind is one of the keys to success.
Martha gives an overview of the book:
Martha J. Ross-Rodgers’ mother, Ida, exposed her to reading at an early age. One of her favorite memories, as a child, was walking home from the library with a cartful of books. As a child, Martha was quiet for she had a speech impediment. Sometimes – completing a sentence...