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Follow Your Stuff

Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You?

by Kevin Sylvester & Michael Hlinka

tagged: money, business & economics
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publisher: Annick Press
Description

Get ready to go global!

Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children’s author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle the dynamics of the global economy, examining the often-complex journey of ordinary goods from production right to our doorsteps.

Using familiar examples, easy-to-follow charts and graphs, and a fun, accessible tone, Hlinka and Sylvester introduce young readers to concepts such as relative value and fair wages and how to think critically about our purchasing decisions. Sylvester’s lively illustrations add even more kid-appeal making this sequel to the critically acclaimed Follow Your Money the perfect introduction to socio-economics and an eye-opening essential read for young people.

About the Authors
Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and broadcaster. His books include the MiNRS trilogy and the Neil Flambé series. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him at KevinSylvesterBooks.com or on Twitter @KevinArts.

 

 
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Michael Hlinka teaches college and university courses in Toronto and provides business commentary for CBC Radio.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
11 to 14
Grade:
6 to 12
Awards
  • Joint winner, Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association
  • Joint winner, 101 Great Books for Kids, Fuse 8 , School Library Journal
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • , Yellow Cedar Award
Editorial Reviews

“This book isn’t just good and isn’t just remarkably written, it’s doggone necessary for the 21st century!!” 

— Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8, School Library Journal, 12/28/19

“Highly readable . . . unique . . . This slim but thoughtful book is an excellent tool to expose students to the practical and ethical sides of economics.” 

— School Library Connection, 05/19

“Eye-opening and thought-provoking.” 

— Redeemed Reader, 12/31/19

“Provides an ideal starting place for a project and would appeal to students highly motivated to understand the origins of common items . . . Recommended for middle school collections.” 

— School Library Journal, 04/30/19

“A breezy, straightforward style and jaunty drawings throughout make it a clear and speedy read.”

— Toronto Star - Metroland Newspapers, 07/24/19

“Educational, thought-provoking and highly appealing, Follow Your Stuff is not only a must-read for young teens, but it would also be a valuable resource in a class on modern issues or consumerism.”

— CM Reviews, 12/14/18

It is eye-opening, and often startling . . . The References and Further Reading section is exceptional . . . Meant for teen consumers, but very informative for their parents and teachers as well.” 

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/26/19

“Fun, clear, and accessible.” 

— Youth Services Book Review, 01/20/19

“A thought-provoking breakdown of the real cost of all our cheap stuff.” 

— Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 01/15/19