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La détermination de Viola Desmond /
Jody Nyasha Warner ; illustrateur, Richard Rudnicki ; texte français de Louise Binette.
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Toronto : Éditions Scholastic, ©2013.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
1443195987, 9781443195980
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Toronto : Éditions Scholastic, ©2013.
isbn
1443195987
9781443195980
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Traduction de: Viola Desmond won't be budged!
abstract
In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up to the balcony. She refused to budge. Viola knew she was being asked to move because she was black. After all, she was the only black person downstairs. All the other black people were up in the balcony. In no time at all, the police arrived and took Viola to jail. The next day she was charged and fined, but she vowed to continue her struggle against such unfair rules. She refused to accept that being black meant she couldn't sit where she wanted.
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13195209
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La détermination de Viola Desmond Nouvelle-Écosse, 1946. Le placier prie Viola Desmond de quitter son siège au parterre pour aller s'asseoir au balcon. Viola refuse de bouger : elle sait très bien qu'on lui fait cette requête uniquement parce qu'elle est noire. La police s'en mêle et Viola se retrouve en prison. Le lendemain, elle est accusée et mise à l'amende. Dès lors, Viola s'engage dans une luttecontre l'injustice envers les noirs. Sa détermination inspirera la communauté entière et encore aujourd'hui, Viola demeure un symbole prédominant de la lutte contre la discrimination raciale en Amérique du Nord. Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged! In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up to the balcony. She refused to budge. Viola knew she was asked to move because she was black. After all, she was the only black person downstairs. All the other black people were up on the balcony. In no time at all, the police arrived and took Viola to jail. The next day, she was charged and fined, but she vowed to continue her struggle against such unfair rules. She refused to accept that being black meant she couldn't sit where she wanted. Viola's determination gave strength and inspiration to her community at the time. She is an unsung hero of the North American struggle against injustice and racial discrimination whose story deserves to be widely known.
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Nouvelle-Écosse, 1946. Le placier prie Viola Desmond de quitter son siège au parterre pour aller s'asseoir au balcon. Viola refuse de bouger : elle sait très bien qu'on lui fait cette requête uniquement parce qu'elle est noire. La police s'en mêle et Viola se retrouve en prison. Le lendemain, elle est accusée et mise à l'amende. Dès lors, Viola s'engage dans une luttecontre l'injustice envers les noirs. Sa détermination inspirera la communauté entière et encore aujourd'hui, Viola demeure un symbole prédominant de la lutte contre la discrimination raciale en Amérique du Nord. In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up to the balcony. She refused to budge. Viola knew she was asked to move because she was black. After all, she was the only black person downstairs. All the other black people were up on the balcony. In no time at all, the police arrived and took Viola to jail. The next day, she was charged and fined, but she vowed to continue her struggle against such unfair rules. She refused to accept that being black meant she couldn't sit where she wanted. Viola's determination gave strength and inspiration to her community at the time. She is an unsung hero of the North American struggle against injustice and racial discrimination whose story deserves to be widely known. Original Title: Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

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