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La détermination de Viola Desmond

illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

by (author) Jody Warner

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443195980
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $10.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7

Description

 

See below for English description.

La détermination de Viola Desmond

Nouvelle-Écosse, 1946. Le placier prie Viola Desmond de quitter son siège au parterre pour aller s?asseoir au balcon. Viola refuse de bouger : elle sait très bien qu?on lui fait cette requête uniquement parce qu?elle est noire. La police s?en mêle et Viola se retrouve en prison. Le lendemain, elle est accusée et mise à l?amende. Dès lors, Viola s?engage dans une luttecontre l?injustice envers les noirs. Sa détermination inspirera la communauté entière et encore aujourd?hui, Viola demeure un symbole prédominant de la lutte contre la discrimination raciale en Amérique du Nord.

 

In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up to the balcony. She refused to budge. Viola knew she was asked to move because she was black. After all, she was the only black person downstairs. All the other black people were up on the balcony. In no time at all, the police arrived and took Viola to jail. The next day, she was charged and fined, but she vowed to continue her struggle against such unfair rules. She refused to accept that being black meant she couldn't sit where she wanted. Viola's determination gave strength and inspiration to her community at the time. She is an unsung hero of the North American struggle against injustice and racial discrimination whose story deserves to be widely known.

Original Title: Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

 

About the authors

Richard Rudnicki est réputé pour ses tableaux dépeignant la Nouvelle-Écosse ainsi que pour ses albums jeunesse primés. Richard enseigne le dessin et anime fréquemment des ateliers dans des écoles. Il habite Halifax.

 

Richard Rudnicki is an artist known for his paintings of Nova Scotia as well as for his award-winning children's books. Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck by Judith Meyrick won the Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for Excellence in illustration and was finalist for the APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. Richard also teaches figure drawing and portraiture and frequently gives school workshops. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Jody Nyasha Warner a été libraire avant de devenir auteure et éditrice. Elle a eu envie d'écrire ce livre, son remier,
après avoir constaté à quel point l'histoire des Afro-Canadiens est méconnue et peu documentée. Elle vit à Toronto avec on conjoint et ses deux enfants.

 

Jody Nyasha Warner is a writer, editor and former librarian. She was inspired to write Viola Desmond Won't Be udged!, her first book, because so much African Canadian history is either not well known or not documented. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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