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Shopping for Social Justice
Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 48
Themes: supply chain, factories, activism, markets, barter, currency
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 03/10/2017
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Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about helping producers in developing countries get a fair price for their goods. In A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice, Kari Jones provides a history of trade, explaining what makes trade systems unfair and what we can do about it. By examining ways in which our global trade systems value some people over others, the book illustrates areas in which fair trade practices can help families all around the world and suggests ways to get involved in making the world a more equitable place.

Kiss the Book blog - May 9, 2018
"This book would work well for a middle school research project…It's a well written and appealing book."
Resource Links - October 23, 2017
"She educates readers on the disparities in our world while providing examples in how we can curb the problem. Jones tackles this task with simple vocabulary, concise explanations, real world analogies and questions that make learning about fair trade and economics fun. Jones' humour is sure to encourage young readers to think globally and become more aware of how one small change can have a huge impact."
School Library Connection - October 10, 2017
"This quick read inspires the reader to take action for social justice concerning all people in the world. Recommended."
School Library Journal - September 19, 2017
"The author effectively uses vignettes from her own travels as well as a wide variety of visuals and fact boxes to engage readers in the cause. Jones has taken the mantra 'think globally, act locally' and provided a strong case. Useful for school research as well as service-learning."
Booklist - August 29, 2017
"Jones explains why shoppers should be more thoughtful about what they buy and how their consumption affects people all around the globe. Moreover, by offering practical ideas for simple changes in the grocery story aisle, along with strategies for more organized activism, she asserts that fair trade is more than just a buzz word—it is a concept that is actually achievable."
Kirkus Reviews - June 27, 2017
"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography."
CM Magazine - June 22, 2017
"A Fair Deal is another worthwhile addition to the Orca Footprints series focused on ecological literacy, and it will help youngsters become better and more thoughtful consumers. Highly Recommended."

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Resource Links The Year's Best  | 2017 | Commended
CCBC Best Books  | 2018 | Commended
Red Cedar Book Award  | 2019 | Short-listed
Silver Birch Award Non-fiction  | 2019 | Short-listed

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