Social Justice Stories

building compassion, tolerance, and responsible citizenship through social justice narratives

By the end of World War Two, food prices in Canada were soaring and families were struggling to keep up with the costs. Maggie and her family live in British Columbia. When the cost of chocolate bars increase to eight cents from five, Maggie and her classmates decide to stand up and have their voices heard, waging a strike against the price hike. Kids from across the province join them, demonstrating to convince others to join their cause and boycott the sale of the 8 cent bar.This story is based on real events, detailing a movement that swept across Canada at the end of World War Two and revealed just how powerful kids can be when they unite and stand up for what they believe in!