Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Tells the story of Viola Desmond, an African Canadian woman who, in 1946, challenged a Nova Scotia movie theater's segregation policy by refusing to move from her seat to an upstairs section designated for use by blacks.

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User Review  - Tammie14 - LibraryThing

Overall, I liked this book. It was a little dry and didn't grab my attention the way I thought a book should, but it was informative. The two main things I liked about the book were the illustrations ... Read full review

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User Review  - malindahodgson - LibraryThing

I know that this may sound naive of me, but until I read this book, I did not know that segregation happened in Canada. This book was about a young African American lady, Viola Desmond, who sat in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jody Nyasha Warner is a writer, editor and former librarian. She lives in Toronto with her two children.

Richard Rudnicki has illustrated several award-winning children's books. Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!was a finalist for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, a finalist for the Mayor's Award for Excellence in Book Illustration (Halifax), and a finalist for the Silver Birch Award, and Gracie, the Public Gardens Duckwon the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration and was a finalist for the APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. Richard is well known for his paintings of Nova Scotia. He also teaches figure drawing and portraiture and gives school workshops. He lives in Halifax.

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