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2015-2016 SWHS Common Book
Author Megan Marsnik
Author and teacher Megan Marsnik

Southwest High School is proud to announce the novel Under Ground, by Megan Marsnik, as the Common Book for 2015-2016. 

Set during the tumultuous iron mining strike on the Range in 1916, the novel chronicles a love affair between a feisty Slovenian immigrant woman and an anarchist who works for the world's most interesting labor union: the International Workers of the World, also known as the 'wobblies." Under Ground features more than a few strong, sassy, Iron Range female characters. Although fiction, it is based on real people and real events, one of which led to a key moment in the birth of the labor movement in the U.S. 

The eBook ($3.99) and audiobook will be available on May 25. The Star Tribune has also chosen Megan's book as their serial novel this summer (the link).


This is a great way for all SW Lakers to unite. Get your copy of Under Ground and join the common book movement.