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  - Rvalencia - LibraryThing

Viola starts the story faced with a small problem which soon escalates to a larger more important problem. Her car breaks down in a small town in Canada so she decides to go see a movie at the local ... Read full review

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Viola was arrested because she wanted to sit in a seat at the theater and she wasn't allowed. She was arrested. She tried to get them to pass a no segregation law. She failed but it was later passed and accepted. 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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