Betty Smith

Betty Smith was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 bestselling book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century.

✦ She worked hard and was rewarded with an Avery Hopwood Award.

✦ She had two twin daughters shortly after they moved and she waited until they were old enough to go to school before she completed her own education.