By Jody Nyasha Warner
Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
Vividly illustrated children’s book about the story of Viola Desmond, a Black businesswoman who fought racial discrimination. In 1946, Desmond refused to give up her main-floor seat in a New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, segregated movie theatre and move to the balcony where Black people were supposed to sit. She was arrested and jailed, but her actions encouraged and inspired Canada’s Black community.
The book’s oral-style text is a sensitive way to introduce young learners to the history of racial segregation in Canada.
- For ages 5 to 9
- Finalist for the 2011 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
- ISBN-13: 978-0888997791
- Hardcover, illustrated, 32 pages
- 21 x 26 x 0.5 cm (8.2 x 10.2 x 0.2 inches)