Make It Fair!
Canadian Flyer Adventures
From 6 to 9 | 96 pages
Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway.
In Make It Fair!, Emily and Matt travel to Winnipeg in 1914 and meet Nellie McClung, a woman who was most instrumental in the battle for women's right to vote. The magic sled lands just outside the door of Premier Rodmond Roblin’s office; inside Emily and Matt can hear Nellie McClung confronting the Manitoban politician on the issue of women’s rights. Waiting in the hallway is Nellie’s daughter, Florence, who quickly makes friends with Matt and Emily. They then get invited to a play that is being performed a few days from then, a play which Nellie hopes will change everything for women in Manitoba. Can Emily and Matt help Nellie stand up to all the people who want to stop her fight for fairness and equal rights?
In this, the 15th book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall’s action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about the suffragette movement and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.