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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 112
Themes: Great Depression, anti-Semitism, women's rights, education, unions, social justice
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Sep/2015
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The Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931 brings young Jewish sisters Sophie and Rose together in a fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union. They are faced with unexpected and sometimes violent barriers, and they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march. In the midst of anti-Semitism and the Great Depression, they come together to try to make a lasting change.

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