No Reason to Apologize: The Resilient Legacy of Viola Desmond
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Written by W.L. Liberman and Andrea Scott
Illustrated by Tajliya Jamal
Viola Desmond is an enduring icon who embodies the fight for racial equality and human rights. When she refused to give up her seat in the whites-only section of a cinema in 1946, she took a stand against injustice. Viola Desmond was also, however, a flesh and blood human being whose actions impacted her career, her relationships, and her reputation among the Black community in Halifax. Strong-willed and stubborn, Viola Desmond’s ideologies would be sorely tested throughout her life, even as her efforts shone a bright light on a broken society.
Dimensions: 65 Pages, 7x10 in
Published: July 2022
Recommended Age: All ages