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Viola Desmond

by Deanna Wilkinson

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Famous Canadians Series
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Viola Desmond
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by Deanna Wilkinson
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Published by Laubach Literacy Ontario
https://www.laubach-on.ca/

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This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 
Viola Desmond
by Deanna Wilkinson
The Fisher Street bus stopped in front of Sara. She waited for the door to open. Sara went up the steps into the bus. She put $2 in the meter and said hello to the bus driver.

 
Sara looked for a seat. She saw a seat near a window and sat down. More people came on the bus. An older woman with nice white-grey hair and dark skin sat beside Sara. The woman smiled at Sara. Sara smiled back.
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The bus drove down the street and hit a bump in the road. Sara bounced in her seat. She looked down and saw something purple. Sara picked it up. It was a $10 bill.

Sara asked the woman next to her, “Is this yours?”

“No, it isn’t,” said the woman.

Sara looked at the $10 bill. There was a picture of a mixed-race woman on the money. The name under the picture was Viola Desmond (Vi-o-la Dez-mund).

Sara said out loud to herself, “Who was Viola Desmond?”

 

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Mixed-race: a person with parents who are of different races.
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