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In 1946, Viola Desmond was jailed in Nova Scotia, Canada, when she sat in the front of a theater instead of in the segregated “colored” section. At her hearing, the judge refused to acknowledge that Viola had been discriminated against. Though Viola’s African Canadian community rallied around her, justice was denied again when she appealed the trumped-up charges. Historically accurate and beautifully illustrated, this picture book introduces children to a relatively unknown Canadian hero who stood up for her rights just as, almost a decade later, Rosa Parks did in the United States. (Groundwood Books)

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