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Prince Rupert Library J 971.600496 MacL (Text) 33294002075901 Juvenile Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443163873
  • ISBN: 1443163872
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    31 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2018.

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General Note: "Scholastic Canada biography"--Cover.
Summary, etc.: "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."--
Subject: Desmond, Viola -- 1914-1965 -- Juvenile literature
Race discrimination -- Nova Scotia -- History -- Juvenile literature
Civil rights -- Nova Scotia -- History -- Juvenile literature
Black Canadians -- Nova Scotia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Genre/Form: Biographies.

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