Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod (26)

This is an important eye-opening book for kids of all ages about Viola Desmond. She was an entrepreneur and trailblazer for racial equality in Canada.

One rainy day in November 1946, Viola decided that she would not give up her seat in the unofficial white section of a movie theatre in new Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Viola knew she was being asked to over because she was black.

She was jailed, tried and found guilty of an unfair charge.  But Viola and her supporters persisted in their campaign for social justice–all the way to Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court.

Because Viola decided to do something, she did it!

I loved this book from start to finish. It is a book that young children must read and these are topics that must be discussed with kids from the earliest age.  It is part of our history, sadly. 1946 is not that long ago.  It’s sad to realize that we still had that kind of discrimination at that time.

 

 

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