The Anansi Blog

Viola Desmond stamp launches Black History Month tomorrow January 31 2012

In 1946, Viola Desmond went to jail for defying an order to sit in a segregated section of a movie theatre. Known as Canada’s Rosa Parks, Desmond has become an icon for Canadian civil rights and is the subject of a picture book Groundwood Books was proud to publish last year: Viola Desmond Won’t Be … Read More

VIOLA DESMOND WON’T BE BUDGED launches in Toronto November 04 2010

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged, the new picture book written by Jody Nyasha Warner and illustrated by Richard Rudnicki, launched last night at 918 Bathurst in Toronto. Here are a few photos from the lively event: [slideshow] PHOTO CREDIT: Fred Horler Thanks to everyone who made it out! In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher … Read More