S6 E3 Joanne Schwartz

Season 6, Episode 3

Real life can deliver more danger, action, courage, heroes, and villains than a thousand online games.

Award-winning author Joanne Schwartz’s “Fight On!” covers a brief era in Cape Breton’s history which provides all those elements for young readers. It was a 25-year period when matters of life and death mobilized men, women, and children to battle for the right to work in safe conditions and earn enough to stave off poverty.

She spoke with Costas Halavrezos about the events and the people who engaged in life and death struggles against corporate interests, government, and even the courts to reform the coal and steel industries.

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