City On Strike

March 15, 2019|
City On Strike by Harriet Zaidman
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The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was a key moment in Canadian history when demands of workers and returning soldiers all played out in the bloody streets of Winnipeg. The governing elite condemned the strike organizers as "Bolsheviks" and unleashed waves of violence. The country hasn't fully healed since.

City on Strike is a riveting middle-grade fiction focusing on a 13-year-old boy and his younger sister, part of a poor but hardworking immigrant family in Winnipeg's North End. And like so many others, it's a family that gets drawn into the chaos that terrible spring.

"History often repeats itself " author Harriet Zaidman says "In 1919 more than 30,000 people in Winnipeg went on strike. Those in authority wanted to maintain their power and profits, so they spread lies and stirred up racism to create divisions in society. Today there are still those who make harmful statements about different groups. These negative comments prevent society from being united and making advances. Canadians need to know the history of the Strike, which teaches us that we need to look behind the message, to make choices that unify society and give everyone a chance to fulfill their potential."

Harriet Zaidman Is an author and former teacher-librarian who writes for CM: Review of Materials and The Winnipeg Free Press. Harriet lives in Winnipeg.
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Title:City On Strike
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:200 pages, 7.5 X 5.25 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 7.5 X 5.25 X 0.5 in
Published:March 15, 2019
Publisher:Red Deer Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889955745

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