44 Hours or Strike! by Anne Dublin44 Hours or Strike! by Anne Dublin

44 Hours or Strike!

byAnne Dublin

Perfect | October 6, 2015

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The Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931 brings young sisters Sophie and Rose together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union. It’s a tough battle as distrust and resentment of immigrants is growing, with many people blaming their poverty and difficulties on these workers. Sophie and Rose are faced with unexpected — and sometimes violent — barriers, and they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march. Barely into the strike, Rose is imprisoned after a fight in a picket line, leaving fourteen-year-old Sophie to take care of their ailing mother at night and spend her days protesting in the freezing wind. Rose’s isolation in prison weakens her resolve for change. Will they be able to continue the fight for what they once so strongly believed in? In the midst of anti-Semitism and the Great Depression, Sophie, Rose, and their union come together to try to make a lasting change.
Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press: June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything, as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame Series. She has also written the ch...
Title:44 Hours or Strike!Format:PerfectDimensions:136 pages, 8.28 × 5.6 × 0.38 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927583764

ISBN - 13:9781927583760


Rated 4 out of 5 by from 44 Hours Or Strike Well worth reading as it touches on a number of important topics relevant to any time period not just the era the book is set in, though it’s tough at times to see what the girls go through. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-13

Editorial Reviews

Dublin has undertaken a good deal of research, including archival investigations, to bring the period and its issues to life.... The twenty-two page teacher’s resource guide, which is available online... provides a wealth of ways students can engage with this excellent piece of historical fiction. - Canadian Teacher Magazine