SYRCA Shining Willow Award, 2011, Short-listed, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged.
Resource Links' Year's Best, 2010, Commended, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged.
Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book Award, 2011, Long-listed, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged.
ReadBoston Best Read Aloud Book Award, 2011, Short-listed, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged.
Norma Fleck for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2011, Short-listed, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged.
...warm and engaging...
- New Glasgow News
Varying perspectives heighten the emotional intensity, as do the excellent layout and design. This unique offering will be of particular value when studying women's or black history.
- School Library Journal
Plain speech in the vernacular of the time and predominantly red-hued acrylic paintings that seem imbued with their subject's passion combine to great effect in this important but not-well-known piece of Canadian history.
- Globe and Mail
- Canadian Teacher Magazine
...the author of the children's book 'Viola Desmond Won't be Budged!' knows why she wanted to write the Halifax businesswoman's story... "There's not much that's there that's Canadian and this is such a great story."
- The Chronicle-Herald
...a compelling story...
- Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews
- Vancouver Sun
This carefully-researched book provides young learners with an informative look at racial segregation in Canada and a pivotal event in the civil rights movement.
- Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
This book is a powerful discussion starter on racism.
Rudnicki's vivid, dramatic art intensifies the danger that Desmond's stubborn determination brought her, and it lends itself well to the warm recounting of the unnamed narrator.
Desmond’s story should prove eye-opening to readers whose civil rights references are limited to American figures.
- Publishers Weekly
Using a cadenced style that echoes the oral tradition of African-Canadians, Warner recounts the story...
- Kirkus Reviews
From the first page, Viola Desmond Won't be Budged! hooks the reader...an engaging delight to read.
- CM Magazine