Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged! (Hardcover)

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In 1946, Viola Desmond bought a movie ticket at the Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. After settling into a main floor seat, an usher came by and told her to move, because her ticket was only good for the balcony. She offered to pay the difference in price but was refused: You people have to sit in the upstairs section. Viola refused to move. She was hauled off to jail, but her actions gave strength and inspiration to Canada's black community. Vibrant illustrations and oral-style prose tell Viola's story with sympathy and historical accuracy.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780888997791
ISBN-10: 0888997795
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English