Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged
Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner, Richard Rudnicki
Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged Author: Jody Nyasha Warner, Richard Rudnicki
Title: Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged
ISBN: 0888997795
ISBN13: 978-0888997791
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Pages: 32 pages
Publisher: Groundwood Books (November 1, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Children's Books
Size PDF version: 1432 kb
Size EPUB version: 1758 kb
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life




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.