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The Resource Meet Viola Desmond, Elizabeth MacLeod ; illustrated by Mike Deas

Meet Viola Desmond, Elizabeth MacLeod ; illustrated by Mike Deas

Label
Meet Viola Desmond
Title
Meet Viola Desmond
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth MacLeod ; illustrated by Mike Deas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Viola Desmond, community leader and early civil rights trailblazer! On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in the "unofficial" whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre . . . and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts. While she ultimately did not succeed, she was a beacon to other early civil-rights activists. Her sister Wanda worked hard to promote Viola's legacy, which has been finally honoured by Viola's inclusion on the new Canadian $10 bill. This new picture book biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustration with speech balloons that bring the story alive. Historical photos and timeline support the narrative
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
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MacLeod, Elizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
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Deas, Mike
Series statement
Scholastic Canada biography
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  • Desmond, Viola
  • Race discrimination
  • Civil rights
  • Black Canadians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Meet Viola Desmond, Elizabeth MacLeod ; illustrated by Mike Deas
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1035253956
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781443163873
Other physical details
colour illustrations.
Label
Meet Viola Desmond, Elizabeth MacLeod ; illustrated by Mike Deas
Publication
Control code
on1035253956
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781443163873
Other physical details
colour illustrations.

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