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.