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Meet Viola Desmond (Scholastic Canada Biography)

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"Meet Viola Desmond (Scholastic Canada Biography)" unfolds the inspiring story of Viola Desmond, a courageous Nova Scotia businesswoman and a pioneer in the civil rights movement in Canada. On a fateful evening in 1946, Desmond challenged racial segregation by sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre, an act of defiance for which she was arrested. Though her court battles did not lead to a victory at the time, Desmond's tenacity paved the way for future civil rights advancements and her legacy continues to inspire, as commemorated by her portrait on the Canadian $10 bill. Designed for elementary school readers, this picture book biography combines lively, comic-flavored illustrations with historical photos and a timeline, making Desmond’s remarkable story accessible and engaging. Best suited for discussions on racial justice, the book serves as a powerful tool to educate young minds about the importance of equality and perseverance.
Published by Scholastic Canada on August 1, 2018
32 pages
ISBN: 9781443163873
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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