Betty Bao Lord is an author and human rights advocate.
Bao Lord has written eloquently about her painful childhood experiences as a Chinese immigrant in the post-World War II United States in her autobiographical children’s book “In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson”. In this book she describes her struggle to learn English and to become accepted by her classmates.
Today, Bao Lord is a distinguished novelist and writer, and serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Freedom House. Established by Wendell Wilkie and Eleanor Roosevelt in 1941, Freedom House is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting democracy around the world.