Betty is a new addition to the group of characters in popular stories about girls trying to succeed in glamorous careers. She is sweet and shy- but determined; commutes daily from the suburbs, and almost despairs of making her way in her chosen field. She meets other young people in New York who are breaking into fields open to young artists in advertising, fashions and other commercial fields, and Betty- in selling the work of Andrea, a friend who is a victim of polio, learns to evaluate her own capabilities. There is a bit of mystery in Anna Lee who lives disguised. There is a not too tempestuous love affair with an altar in prospect. After a good deal of hard work and fun, Betty finds her niche in illustrating juvenile books.