Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Children's Book: Maggie and the Chocolate War by Michelle Mulder

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Featured Children's Book: Maggie and the Chocolate War by Michelle Mulder

Second Story Press, 2007

Maggie and the Chocolate War is the first book in Second Story Press' Kids' Power Series. The series features "stories of young people trying to make their lives-and their world-better."

About the book:
Maggie has been saving her delivery-job money for weeks to buy her best friend, Jo, a chocolate bar for her birthday. 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 – now Maggie can never afford to buy a chocolate bar! And neither can the other kids. Maggie and her friends leap into action and wage a strike against the price hike. But what can a bunch of kids do? More than you think!

Based on real events, Maggie and the Chocolate War is filled with photographs and newspaper documents covering an amazing historical moment that united children from British Columbia to the Atlantic coast.

About the author:
Michelle Mulder is passionate about books, bicycles, children, and chocolate. This is her third book for children. She has lived in Halifax, Montreal, and Vancouver. She and her husband have recently moved to Victoria, B.C.

Visit the Second Story Press website to read more about Maggie and the Chocolate War.