Written by Jody Nyasha Warner
Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
GROUNDWOOD BOOKS -- 2010
For ages 5-9 and up. This is the true story of a Canadian woman who, like Rosa Parks, refused to accept racial segregation. Viola Desmond wouldn't budge from her main floor seat at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946.
Jody Nyasha Warner tells Viola Desmond's story in the oral style of her African-Canadian heritage. Richard Rudnicki's illustrations, many based on archival photographs, depict the characters and setting with sympathy and historical accuracy.
Includes an afterword, which gives a glimpse of African Canadian history from 1605 to 1946.