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City Streets Are for People

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald

tagged: recycling & green living, environmental conservation & protection
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Description

Congested city streets are noisy and thick with cars and trucks, while pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed to the dangerous edges—but does it have to be this way? 

Imagine a city where we aren’t stuck in cars, where clean air makes it easier to breathe, and where transit is easy to access—and on time. Imagine a city where streets are for people! 

This fun, accessible and ultimately hopeful book explores sustainable transportation around the globe, including electric vehicles, public transit, bicycles, walking and more. It invites us to conjure up a city of the future, where these modes are all used together to create a place that is sustainable, healthy, accessible and safe. 

Includes a list of ideas for children to promote green transportation in their communities, along with a glossary and sources for further reading. 

The ThinkCities series is inspired by the urgency for new approaches to city life as a result of climate change, population growth and increased density. It highlights the challenges and risks cities face, but also offers hope for building resilience, sustainability and quality of life as young people advocate for themselves and their communities.

 

Key Text Features

diagrams

facts

further information

further reading

glossary

historical context

illustrations

labels

resources

references

 

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

About the Authors
Andrea Curtis is the award-winning writer of several books for young people and adults, including Into the Blue, about her great-grandfather, a steamboat captain who disappeared on Georgian Bay in the early twentieth century. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Andrea lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and their two sons. For more information, visit www.andreacurtis.ca.
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EMMA FITZGERALD was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa, and did most of her growing up in Vancouver, BC. She received a BFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia, spending her third year at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she honed her drawing skills. She then completed her undergraduate and masters degrees in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Emma's first book, the bestselling Hand Drawn Halifax, garnered attention in her chosen home city, winning the Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice award and the Coast's Best of Halifax award for Best Book in 2016. She lives in Halifax.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Reviews

A thoughtful book for young environmentalists.

— Booklist

City Streets Are for People will fuel actionable efforts towards a greener and more sustainable transportation future.

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Informative and engaging.

— Atlantic Books Today

An empowering look at reclaiming urban areas from vehicles for a better quality of life and a greener future.

— Kirkus Reviews

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