Maggie and the Chocolate War

  • Pages:94
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Series: A Kids' Power Book
  • Themes:WWII rationing, Canadian history, chocolate shortage, kids on strike, kid activists
  • Available:09/13/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:800L
It’s 1947, and while the war is over and ration tickets are gone, food prices are going up. Then it is announced that the price of chocolate is going up too! Maggie and her friends leap into action and wage a strike against the price hike.
A great introduction to critical thinking and political activism for young readers.
– Canadian Bookseller
The book teaches young readers that everyone, regardless of age or gender, can participate in public debate.
– CM Magazine
An easy read and a great bridge between picture books and novels for early readers.
– Midwest Book Review
The plot is fast paced without sacrificing the credibility of the characters and their relationships with one another.
– Canadian Children's Book News
Maggie weighs into the chocolate fray, struggling to come to terms with protesting ... and, ultimately, realizing the necessity of acting on her convictions.
– The Globe and Mail